Dietmayr, Berthold eigentlich Karl Josef Dietmayr
Dietmayr, Berthold (real name: Karl Josef), b. Scheibbs (Lower Austria), March 15, 1670, d. Vienna, Jan. 25, 1739. Benedictine monk, from 1700 Abbot of Melk, 1706 Rector of the University of Vienna, member of the Prelate's Estate of Lower Austria, advisor to Leopold I, Joseph I and Karl VI. In 1702 commissioned J. Prandtauer to build the baroque monastery at Melk. Building was later continued by J. Munggenast (partly against the convent's will) and in 1707 the secondary school was extended from a four-year to a six-year programme.
Literature: F. Holly, Abt B. D. von Melk, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1949; J. Prandtauer und sein Kunstkreis, exhibition catalogue, Stift Melk 1960.