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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor

 
 
Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
1. Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor Marker
Inscription. erbaut 1863-1869 von Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel
für den jüngsten Bruder Kaiser Franz Josefs
1911-1938 Militärcasino der Garnison Wien


built 1863-1869 by Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel
for the youngest brother of Emperor Franz Joseph
1911-1938 Officer's Club for the Garrison of Vienna
 
Erected by Wien Tourismus, Vienna Tourist Office.
 
Location. 48° 12.084′ N, 16° 22.486′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Schubertring and Schwarzenbergplatz on Schubertring. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schubertring 13, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Professor Friedrich Hacker (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Die "Grosse Strasse" / The "Great Road" (about 150 meters away); Feng Shan Ho (about 150 meters away); Franz Schubert (about 150 meters away); Leonard Bernstein (about 180 meters away); Gustav Mahler (about 180 meters away); Dr. Otto Willmann (about 210 meters away); Ludwig Hevesi (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (Wikipedia)
Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
2. Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor / Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor and Marker
. "Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (Ludwig Viktor Joseph Anton; 15 May 1842 – 18 January 1919) from the House of Habsburg was the youngest son born to Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Princess Sophie of Bavaria and younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria....He was born in Vienna shortly after his sister Archduchess Maria Anna had died at four years of age, followed by a stillborn brother. His elder siblings included Emperor Franz Joseph, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke Karl Ludwig....During the Revolutions of 1848 and the Vienna Uprising, pampered "Luziwuzi" with his royal family had to flee the Austrian capital, at first to Innsbruck, later to Olomouc. Ludwig Viktor pursued the usual military career and was appointed General of the Infantry, but had no intentions to interfere in politics. He rejected his brother Maximilian's ambitions in the Second Mexican Empire and especially plans to marry him to Princess Imperial Isabel, daughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. Instead he concentrated on building up his own art collection and had a city palace erected on Schwarzenbergplatz, Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor, in Vienna according to plans designed by Heinrich von Ferstel, where he hosted homophile soirées....Despite his mother's attempts to arrange a marriage for him with Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, youngest sister of Empress Elisabeth,
View of Schwarzenbergplatz with the Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by P. Ledermann, Vienna, 1910
3. View of Schwarzenbergplatz with the Palace of Archduke Ludwig Viktor
he remained a bachelor all his life. As a result of his very public homosexuality and transvestitism, culminating in a brawl at the Central Bathhouse Vienna, his brother Emperor Franz Joseph finally forbade him to stay in Vienna...." (Submitted on October 3, 2017.) 

2. Palais Erzherzog Ludwig Viktor (Wikipedia, in German). "The Palais Archduke Ludwig Viktor is one of the most important ring road palaces. It was built between 1863 and 1866 and is located at the Schwarzenbergplatz in the 1st district of Vienna at Schubertring and Schwarzenbergplatz." (Submitted on October 3, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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