Hermann Christian (Hirsch / Herz Moses) Wittgenstein

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Hermann Christian (Hirsch / Herz Moses) Wittgenstein

Also Known As: "Herz Wittgenstein"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Korbach, Hessen, Deutschland
Death: May 19, 1878 (75)
Salesianergasse 2, Wien III.
Place of Burial: Friedhof Hietzing
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Meier Wittgenstein and Bernhardine (Brendel) Wittgenstein
Husband of Franziska Fanny Christiane Wittgenstein
Father of Anna Franz; Marie Pott; Joseph Gustav Paul Wittgenstein; Hermine Fanny Josephine Wittgenstein; Louis Franz Ernst and 10 others
Brother of Richard Simon Wittgenstein; Julie Wittgenstein and Simson Wittgenstein

Occupation: Ullhandlare, konverterade till protestantismen
Managed by: Steve Harald Styrbjörn Gattulf ...
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About Hermann Christian (Hirsch / Herz Moses) Wittgenstein

Hermann and Fanny Wittgenstein had eleven children.

Hermann Christian (b. September 12, 1802 in Korbach; d. 1878 in Vienna) who moved the business to Gohlis at the end of the 1830s. From there, the family continued to prosper financially. In 1938, to escape Nazi racial laws and to be reclassified as half Jewish, his descendants claimed that Herman Christian was not the son of Moses Meyer-Wittgenstein but rather the illegitimate offspring of a prince of the House of Waldeck. Although the claim was probably made up, it was somewhat substantiated by the princely protection enjoyed by the Wittgensteins when they were living in Hesse.

After Hermann Christian converted to Protestantism he married Fanny Figdor in 1839. She came from one of the most important business families in Vienna.

In 1850 the family moved to Vösendorf (Mödling district) in Austria. The family moved again in 1860 to Vienna, where he was involved in the furniture industry, and was financially extremely successful.

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Hermann Christian (Hirsch / Herz Moses) Wittgenstein's Timeline

September 12, 1802
Korbach, Hessen, Deutschland
Age 37
October 25, 1841
Age 39
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
December 18, 1842
Age 40
December 18, 1842
Age 40
Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
March 18, 1844
Age 41
July 26, 1845
Age 42
July 26, 1845
Age 42
April 8, 1847
Age 44
May 9, 1848
Age 45