Edmund F Wengraf, Dr. (1860 - 1933)

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Birthplace: Nikolsburg, now Mikulov, Southern Moravia
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
Occupation: Dr. Law, Narrative Writer, Poet, Essayist, Theatre Critic in Vienna
Managed by: Pip de P. James
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About Edmund F Wengraf, Dr.

cf. IKG-Wien Archives, www.aeiou.at, etc. and many family sources:

Moved from Nikolsburg (current Mikulov) with his family at the age of about 1 year-old (mentions of this in several obituaries published at his death).

'Edmund' was educated in Vienna (Volksschule, Akademischen Gymnasium, Universität Wien - dr. jur.). Before 1890 he resided at Wien 2, Antonsgasse 2.

  • 1890-1933 Edmund was a narrative writer, poet, essayist, theatre critic in Vienna.
  • After 1890 he resided at Wien Stadt 379, Salvatorgasse 6.
  • Before 1893 he was Editor of the "Arbeiterzeitung" and, with H. Osten, the "Neuen Revue" (formerly "Wiener Literatur Zeitung" in Vienna).
  • 1893-1898 he was a prominent employee with "Neues Wiener Journal", chief editor of "Extrablatt" and the newspaper "Die Zeit" in Vienna.
  • 1896-1933 he resided at Wien IX, Grünetorgasse 16.
  • 1913-1926 Edmund was a President of the writer's association "Concordia" in Vienna.
  • Before 1933 he was a speaker and debater of some renown at various public gatherings in Vienna, and the author of satirical and socio-critical articles and poems appearing under the pseudonym "Florian" in Vienna.
  • Also known under the nom-de-plume "Vivus" (see sources below)

Several books of his works published include novels (e.g. "Armer Leute Kind",1894), socio-political essays (e.g. "Die gebildete Welt ", 1886 & "Wie man ein Socialist wird", 1887) and two anthologies of "poetry to be read out aloud at light-hearted gatherings": Bunter Abend, 1923, & "Immer die Frauen", 1930.

Married Marianne Hirschler [May 11] 1890, loc.: Stadttempel (per genteam.at Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna), No. 54334, Numerative 328. They were divorced in 1927.

The marriage record appears in FamilySearch.org's Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 01. Bezirk (Innere Stadt), Trauungsbuch G 1889 Apr.-1891, entry 328.

cf. Edmund's granddaughter Lisl, née WALK's mini-memoir completed 2004 (in family archives): " ... My grandparents were engaged seven (!) years but their marriage was not happy ...They separated eventually and grandfather lived in Grünentorgasse with us. He was a most stabilising influence in my young life. He loved me and we were great pals. He worked for a newspaper, writing weekly articles and he often took me with him to the newspaper office in the city.

Grandfather was well-known and respected in Viennese society... Grandpa was lovely and sweet, with his white beard, and very kind. He had a library with thousands of books (next to my own room) and a sitting room stuffed with old furniture..."

Edmund left the Jewish faith 1893 (same source as above); baptised as a Protestant Feb. 3, 1919.

Remarried on on 10 April 1928, aged 68, in Wien to Baronin Maria Leonie, "Lola", Sztankovitzs- Barkoczy, on her deathbed.

Edmund died on 8 December 1933, aged 73, in Wien. He was buried on 12 December 1933 in Wien, Gersthofer Friedhof: 2-2-8.

  • ** Edmund Wengraf "Vivus" pseudonym references:

Die Deutsche Leihbibliothek: Geschichte einer literarischen Institution ... - Alberto Martino, Georg Jäger - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=SLB8EzzijAgC&pg=PA1051&lpg=PA1051&dq=edmund+wengraf+vivus&source=bl&ots=fY6vorkKiu&sig=YfcQ1EOwPqLugqCuqpHOxEwQYcE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=N3mjUeu5HoKv4AT15IDYBg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=edmund%20wengraf%20vivus&f=false

Die Rezeption Maurice Maeterlincks in den deutschsprachigen Ländern: 1891 - 1914 - Dirk Strohmann - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=ajfJkXpOG-AC&pg=PA326&lpg=PA326&dq=edmund+wengraf+vivus&source=bl&ots=CMHCmoQHLY&sig=dQqNN0M-IbJX_LZfFHgZvpb2cXE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kHmjUYaFIZP14QS-3oHQDA&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=edmund%20wengraf%20vivus&f=false

Ausbreitung Und Wirkung Des Nietzscheschen Werkes Im Deutschen Sprachraum ... - Walter De Gruyter Incorporated - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=fAsRIWGU2SIC&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=edmund+wengraf+vivus&source=bl&ots=3zvPuRqWOB&sig=wybf14cjtL7ltC8rnGWEPOqucUU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1HmjUcvrAYG44ATypIHIAQ&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=edmund%20wengraf%20vivus&f=false

Hofmannsthal and the French symbolist tradition - Steven P. Sondrup - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=rjdcAAAAMAAJ&q=edmund+wengraf+vivus&dq=edmund+wengraf+vivus&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AXujUYnqJIrf4QS-rIGADg&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAw



      
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Edmund F Wengraf, Dr.'s Timeline

1860
January 9, 1860
Nikolsburg, now Mikulov, Southern Moravia
1890
May 11, 1890
Age 30
Vienna, Austria
1891
April 14, 1891
Age 31
Wien, Österreich
1893
August 22, 1893
Age 33
Vienna, Austria
1897
April 23, 1897
Age 37
Vienna, Austria
1928
April 10, 1928
Age 68
Vienna, Austria
1933
December 8, 1933
Age 73
Vienna, Austria
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1861: family moved to Vienna, Austria