Weber, Max Maria von

BORN 25 Apr 1822, Dresden, Sachsen - DIED 18 Apr 1881, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Weber, Philipp Christian Maximilian Maria Freiherr von
CAUSE OF DEATH heart failure
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54

Max Maria von Weber was the son of the composer Carl Maria von Weber and his wife Maria Brandt. His father died when he was four years old and he was raised by his mother with his father's friends Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein and Carl Theodor Winkler as guardians. He studied in Berlin where he also worked as an engineer at the locomotive works of August Borsig. He worked for several railway companies in technical functions as well as in management functions.

On 27 April 1846 he married Katharina Huberta Kramer (1823-1874) and they had three children. In 1849 he was employed at the Saxon civil service as Finance Councilor and he worked there until 1868. From 1870 to 1875 he worked in Vienna for the Eastern State Railways. In 1878 he joined the Prussian Ministry of Commerce and he travelled to England, Swedne and the USA. He died in 1881 of heart failure during a walk in Berlin.

• Father: Weber, Carl Maria von
• Mother: Brandt, Caroline


The grave of Carl Maria von Weber at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


Max Maria von Weber – Wikipedia

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Published: 17 Oct 2021
Last update: 16 Jan 2022