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Hormayr, Josef, * 1705 Horn

Hormayr, Josef, Freiherr zu Hortenburg, * 1781


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Josef Hormayr Baron of Hortenburg. Engraving by John.



Hormayr, Josef, Baron of Hortenburg, b. Innsbruck (Tyrol), Jan. 20, 1781, d. Munich (Germany), Nov. 5, 1848, historian, diplomat, freedom fighter. From 1808 director of the state archives; at the behest of Archduke Johann, J. H. and A. Hofer made the preparations for Tyrol's Fight for Freedom, in which J. H., as imperial administrator and court commissioner, assumed a leading role. 1813 arrested by Metternich (see: Alpenbund). Entered into the service of Bavaria in 1828; in his works "Anemonen" (4 vols., 1945-1847) and "Kaiser Franz und Metternich" (1848) harshly criticised the Austrian regime of the Vormärz, the era preceding the revolution of 1848.


Other works: Ö. Plutarch, 20 vols., 1807-1814 (lives and portraits of all the regents of the Austrian empire); Wien, seine Geschicke und seine Denkwürdigkeiten, 9 vols., 1822-1824; Das Land Tirol und der Tirolerkreig von 1809, 2 vols., 1845. - Ed.: Archiv für Geschichte, Statistik, Literatur und Kunst, 1810-1837; Taschenbuch für vaterländische Geschichte, 18 vols., 1811-1848.

Literature: L. C. Tuerkel, Das publizistische Wirken des J. Frh. V. H., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1980; NDB.


 
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