Welden, Ludwig Freiherr von
Baron Ludwig von Welden. Painting by J. Neugebauer.
Welden, Baron Ludwig von, b. Laupheim (Germany), June 16, 1780, d. Graz (Styria), Aug. 7, 1853, military officer and politician; probably the father of E. van der Nüll. From 1798 in the service of Württemberg, from 1802 in the service of Austria, participated in the battles against Napoleon, later became the director of the Topographic Office and, after numerous other commands, became General Commander of Tyrol. Upheld the connection between J. W. Radetzky's army and the other countries in 1848, became Governor of Dalmatia in 1848, in Nov. 1848 Commander in Vienna in 1849 and Supreme Commander in Hungary in 1849. After his retirement in 1851 he lived in Graz.
Works: Der Monte Rosa, 1824; Episoden aus meinem Leben, 31855. - Militärgeschichtliche Werke über alle österreichischen Feldzüge der 1. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (works on the military history of all Austrian campaigns in the 1st half of the 19th century).
Literature: F. Walter, Von Windisch-Graetz über W. zu Haynau, 1959.