Glossy, Karl

BORN 7 Mar 1848, Wien - DIED 9 Sep 1937, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Baumgartner Friedhof, Waidhausenstraße 52 (Gruppe A, Nummer 4 (Ehrengrab))

Karl Glossy was part of a group of travelling actors that toured in Hungary in 1863-1864. After that he studied law in Vienna and he entered int othe service of the city. In 1882 he was employed at the City Library and in 1889 he became its director and also the director of the Museum der Stadt Wien. He was the first to study the history of the theatre in Vienna by studying the archives. In 1891 he organised an eshibition in honour of the birth of Grillparzer 100 years earlier. An exhibition about Schubert followed in 1897. In 1924 he retired. He died in 1937 in Vienna.

• Daughter: Glossy, Blanka

5/9/1969Cranium of Ferdinand Raimund buried in his grave in Gutenstein. Ferdinand Raimund shot himself in 1836 because he had been bitten by a dog and thought that he had contracted rabies. The coroner kept the top of his skull, which had a bullet hole in it. He gave it to Antonie Wagner, who was Raimund's heir and she left it to Karl Glossy, the keeper of the historical collections of the city of Vienna. Glossy left the cranium to his daughter Blanka, who left it her husband Hans Schwarz. When Schwarz died in 1968 it went to the Vienna Museum. The museum had the cranium buried in Raimund's tomb. [Glossy, Blanka][Wagner, Antonie]


The grave of Karl Glossy and Blanka Glossy at the Baumgartner Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)


Gluck, Christoph Willibald von

Published: 28 Jul 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022