Jellinek, Mercédès

BORN 16 Sep 1889, Wien - DIED 23 Feb 1929, Wien
BIRTH NAME Jellinek, Adriana Manuela Ramona
CAUSE OF DEATH bone cancer
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 59 C, Gruft 26)

Daughter of the Austrian dipomat and automobile manufacturer and diplomat Emil Jellinek and his wife Rachel Goggmann Cenrobert. She was called Mercédès. She is best known for having her father name his cars after her, starting with the Mercedes 35 hp in 1901.

She lived in Viernna and her two marriages were both scandalous. She was a good musician and had a fine soprano voice, but she was never interested in cars. She died of cancer in 1929, aged only 39.

• Father: Jellinek, Emil


The grave of Mercédès Jellinek at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2014)


• Gruber, Clemens M., Berühmte Gräber in Wien, Von der Kapuzinergruft bis zum Zentralfriedhof, Böhlau Verlag, Wien, 2002
Mercédès Jellinek - Wikipedia

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Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 03 Apr 2022