Vogelsang, Karl, Freiherr von

BORN 3 Sep 1818, Liegnitz, Silesia (now: Legnica, Poland) - DIED 8 Nov 1890, Wien
CAUSE OF DEATH traffic accident (consequences of)
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Penzinger Friedhof, Einwanggasse 55

Karl Vogelsang studied in Bonn, Rostock and Berlin. He lived in Berlin from 1848 onwards and came to Austria in 1864. In 1875 he started workin for "Das Vaterland", a conservative catholic newspaper in Vienna. In 1879 he founded the "Österreichische Monatsschrift für Gesellschaftswissenschaft. und Volkswirtschaft".

He was the spiritual founder of the Christian socialist movement in Austria and his publications were influential. Later his program was adapted by Karl Lueger. After his death in 1890, Pope Leo XIII used his ideas in the 1891 Rerum novarum encyclical. In later years he was quoted by Engelbert Dollfuss.


The grave of Karl Freiherr von Vogelsang at the Penzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)


Vogl, Heinrich

Published: 11 Jun 2017
Last update: 20 Apr 2022