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Wilhelm Stiassny

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia
Death: July 11, 1910 (67)
Bad Ischl, Gmunden District, Upper Austria, Austria
Place of Burial: Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Adolf Stiassny and Josefine Stiassny
Husband of Julia Stiassny
Father of Dr. Sigmund Stiassny
Brother of Katharina Mittler; Regine Pisling; Carl Stiassny; Pauline Stiassny; Bertha Mahler and 2 others

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About Wilhelm Stiassny

Wilhelm Stiassny (1842, Pressburg [Bratislava]-1910, Bad Ischl) was a Jewish Austrian architect.

Wilhelm Stiassny is the subject of an entry in Berühmte israelitische Männer und Frauen in der Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit: Lebens- und Charakterbilder aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart by Adolph Kohut. The image of Wilhelm Stiassny appears on page 337 of Vol. I.

From 1857 to 1861, Stiassny studied at the Polytechnic in Vienna and afterwards studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Friedrich von Schmidt.

In 1867 Stiassny was appointed delegate to the Paris Exposition by the Ministry of Commerce, and in the following year he settled in Vienna as an architect. Up to 1905 he has directed the construction of 180 palaces, schools, residences, factories, hospitals, and synagogues, among which the Rothschild Hospital at Währing (1873), the Hall of Ceremonies in the Jewish section of the Vienna Central Friedhof, the Königswarter Institute for the Blind at Hohewarte, the Kindergarten in the second district of Vienna, the Rothschild Hospital at Smyrna, and the synagogues at Malaczka (Hungary), Gablonz, Czaslau, and Weinberge. From 1878 to 1900 Stiassny was a member of the aldermanic board of Vienna and of the Donauregulierungs-Commission. Since 1879 he has been a member of the board of trustees of the Jewish community of Vienna. In 1895, Stiassny founded the Society for the Conservation and Preservation of Art and Historical Monuments of Judaism, the world's first Jewish museum. He also served as head of the Jewish Colonization Association in Vienna.

Buildings:

  • Israelitisches Blindeninstitut in Wien-Döbling, 1872
  • Rothschild-Hospital in Wien-Währing, 1873
  • Synagogue in Malaczka, 1886-87
  • Synagogue in Jablonec nad Nisou, 1892
  • Polnische Schul, Orthodox Synagogue at Leopoldgasse 29, Vienna, 1892-93
  • Stanisławów Synagogue, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine 1895-99
  • Jubilee Synagogue, today Jerusalem Synagogue in Prague, 1904-1906
  • Synagogue in Wiener Neustadt, 1902
  • Hall of Ceremonies in the Jewish section of the Vienna Central Friedhof, Israelitische Abteilung, 1. Tor
  • More than 100 apartment buildings, including Haus Königswarter (1881) in der Rathausstraße 15-17 in Wien-Innere Stadt
  • Tombs, among which that of the Austrian branch of the Rothschild family.

Neue Freie Presse death notice published July 13, 1910.

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Wilhelm Stiassny's Timeline

1842
October 15, 1842
Bratislavský kraj, Slovakia
1873
July 5, 1873
Age 30
Vienna, Austria
1910
July 11, 1910
Age 67
Bad Ischl, Gmunden District, Upper Austria, Austria
July 14, 1910
Age 67
Vienna, Austria