Austerlitz, Friedrich

BORN 25 Apr 1862, Hochlieben, Bohemia (now: Vysoká Liben) - DIED 5 Jul 1931, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Feuerhalle Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 337 (Abteilung ML, Gruppe 20, Nummer 1G (left wall))

The social democrat Friedrich Austerlitz came from a poor family and started working when he was fourteen years old. But he was intelligent and ambitious and managed to develop himself. When he was 25 years old he was noticed by Victor Adler, who employed his at his paper Arbeiter-Zeitung. When the Arbeiter-Zeitung became a daily paper in 1895 Austerlitz succeeded Adler as editor-in-chief. In 1898 he left Judaism.

He was a member of the Social democratic Workers Party and he strongly supported a free press. In 1920 he was elected into Austria's Nationalrat and he was a member until his death in 1931, with three re-elections.


The grave of Friedrich Austerlitz at the Feuerhalle Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2012)


Friedrich Austerlitz – Wikipedia

Autenrieth, Edmund

Published: 27 Jun 2020
Last update: 12 Mar 2022