Hyrtl, Joseph

BORN 7 Dec 1810, Eisenstadt, Burgenland - DIED 14 Jul 1894, Perchtoldsdorf (near Wien), Niederösterreich
GRAVE LOCATION Perchtoldsdorf (near Wien), Niederösterreich: Friedhof, Friedhofstrasse 3-5 (Gruft R, Nummer 89-91 (Ehrengrab))

Joseph Hyrtl studied medicine at the University in Vienna. He wrote a dissertation on the history of mericine. In 1837 he was appointed professor of anatomy at the university of Prague. In 1845 he returned to Vienna to become a professor at the University. In 1846 he published a handbook on human anatomy, "Lehrbuch der Anatomie des Menschen". It was reprinted 22 times and translated in many languages. Another publication was "Handbuch der topographischen Anatomie".

He was specialised in producing and selling anatomical preparations. he also developed and expanded the Anatomical Museum at the University of Vienna. But his manner and contempt for work of others isolated him from his colleagues and he retired in 1874. After that he worked on publications in Perchtoldsdorf where he died in 1894.

• Wife: Hyrtl, Auguste (1870-1894, Wien: Alsergrund)


The grave of Joseph Hyrtl and Auguste Hyrtl at the Friedhof in Pechtoldsdorf.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2018)


• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmter Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1975
Joseph Hyrtl – Wikipedia

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Published: 07 May 2021
Last update: 07 Aug 2023