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Sigmund (Sallomon) Kolisch

Birthplace: Koryčany, Kroměříž District, Zlín Region, Czech Republic
Death: December 28, 1886 (71)
Hodonín (Göding), Moravia
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Löb Kolisch and Johanna Kolisch
Husband of Sofie Kolisch (Kolisch)
Father of Berta Egger von Möllwald; Rudolf Kolisch and Else Kolisch
Brother of Rudolf Wolf Kolisch; Katherl Katy (Cheila) Milchspeiser; Rosa (Rachel) Rosenfeld; Adolf Aron Kolisch; Toni Alsasina Kolisch and 3 others

Occupation: Author, Journalist
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Sigmund (Sallomon) Kolisch

Austrian poet and historical writer; born at Koritschan, Moravia, Sept.15, 1817. He was educated at the University of Vienna, where he studied classical philology, history, and philosophy. After a short sojourn in Italy (1847) he took part in the revolution at Vienna in 1848, and after the victory of the imperial troops under Windischgrätz he escaped to Germany. The next twenty years he spent in Germany, France, and Italy, returning to Vienna in 1868.

Among his works may be mentioned: "Todtenfeier in Oesterreich," Brünn, 1848; "Kleine Romane aus Wien," Leipsic and Brünn, 1848; "Ludwig Kossuth und Clemens Metternich," Leipsic, 1850; "Auf dem Vulkan," Stuttgart, 1868; and the tragedy "Die Christin," Vienna, 1875.

He also contributed many articles and essays to German and Austrian journals, and during 1848 was editor of the revolutionary paper "Der Radikale."

Bibliography: Brümmer, Deutsches Dichter-Lexikon.S. F.

Poet, journalist and author Siegmund Kolisch (b. 1816 Korycany-d. Dec. 28, 1886 Hodonín [G%C3%B6ding], both in present-day Czech Republic), was the author of revolutionary texts and the editor of the Viennese newspaper Der Radikale, which placed him at the forefront of the revolution of 1848, leading to his arrest and imprisonment. After his escape from Vienna, he lived in exile in Paris, befriended Liszt and Heine, and was a regular feuilletonist for the Neue Freie Presse in Vienna. A plea for his pardon, made by his mother in 1858, was refused by the Emperor with the statement, "Your son committed a serious offense."

--Oskar Donath, Siegmund Kolischs Leben und Wirken, Vierzehnter Jahres-Bericht der Deutschen Landes-Oberrealschule in Göding veröffentlicht am Schlusse des Schuljahres 1911-1912 von Alfred Plitzka, Direktor (Verlag der Deutschen Landes-Oberrealschule: Göding 1912; Max Grunwald, The Jews of Vienna, p. 515 (The Jewish Publication Society of America: Philadelphia 1936).

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