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Edmund Gutmann von Gelse und Belisce

Hungarian: Ödön
Birthplace: Nagykanizsa, Zala, Hungary
Death: January 17, 1918 (76)
Place of Burial: Nagykanizsa, Zala, Hungary
Immediate Family:

Son of Henrik Ede Odon Gutmann von Gelse and Anna (Nanette) Gutmann de Gelse
Husband of Albertine Gutmann von Gelse und Belisce
Father of Arthur Gutmann von Gelse und Beliscse
Brother of Hedwig Vidor; Berta Rosenfeld; Isidor Gutmann von Gelse und Belisce; Vilmos Wilhelm Gutmann von Gelse und Beliscse; Emma Pollak and 3 others

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About Edmund Gutmann von Gelse und Belisce


Baron Edmund Gutmann von Gelse und Belišće (March 3, 1841 – January 17, 1918) was Croatian nobleman, industrialist and together with his family (father and brothers) founder of the settlement which became Belišće, Croatia.[2] Baron Gutmann was born to a Jewish family of Salamon Heinrich and Nanette Gutmann,[3][4] as oldest of nine children. He had four brothers and four sister: Isidor (born 1845), Vilim (born 1846), Ladislav (born 1855), Alfred (born 1857), Hedwig, Emma (born 1848), Berta and Ida. His father established the wood-processing company "H.S. Gutmann" in Hungary. After the retirement of his father, Baron Gutmann and his brothers took over the company. Baron Gutmann bought in February 1884, on a ten year lease, the complex of oak forests from Baron of Valpovo, Gustav Hillenprand Prandau. Soon after the first residential houses of Gutmann settlement - colony were built, fire department, post office, primary school building, the chapel at the cemetery were also built, together with electric grid and water supply with sewage. The "H.S. Gutmann" company created the first kilometers of forest industrial railway, which quickly grew into a local railway station with public transportation.[5][6][7] Gutmann palace in Belišće center was built by Baron Gutmann for his son Arthur and daughter in law Stefania.[8][9] Baron Gutmann was knighted by Franz Joseph I of Austria and awarded with a hereditary peer Baron von Gelse und Belišće.[10]

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March 3, 1841
Nagykanizsa, Zala, Hungary
October 10, 1874
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
January 17, 1918
Age 76
February 12, 1918
Age 76
Nagykanizsa, Zala, Hungary