Bahr-Mildenburg, Anna b. November 29, 1872 d. January 27, 1947 Opera Singer. She was a noted Wagnerian soprano of the early 20th Century. Born Anna Bellschau von Mildenburg, she studied at Vienna's Conservatory of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde before making her 1895 operatic bow at Hamburg as Brunnhilde in Wagner's "Die Walkure" under the baton of Gustav Mahler whose lover and student she was soon to be. Anna was first heard at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1897 as Kundry in Parsifal and that same season assumed the mezzo role of Ortud in "Tannhauser";...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Kommunal Friedhof, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Biber, Heinrich b. August 12, 1644 d. May 3, 1704 Composer, Violinist. Full name Heinrich Ignaz von Biber. Considered the outstanding violin virtuoso of his time, and one of the most imaginative of all Baroque composers. Certain facets of his music anticipated Romantic and even 20th Century techniques. Biber was born in Wartenberg, Bohemia (now Straz pod Ralskem, Czech Republic), and spent much of his youth in the Bishop of Olmutz's retinue. His brilliance as a violinist was unappreciated there and at age 26 he abandoned his post to join...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Brenner, Vytas b. September 19, 1946 d. March 18, 2004 Venezuelan Musician, Composer. He was a highly regarded keyboardist, composer, and arranger who played the piano, organ and synthesizer. His albums, "La Ofrenda De Vytas Brenner" and "Hermanos," are considered some of the best progressive rock to come out of Venezuela. (Bio by: Always with Love) Cause of death: Heart attack Niederalm Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Collins, Harry J. b. December 7, 1895 d. March 8, 1963 US Army General. He graduated from Western Military Academy in 1915, attended the University of Chicago, and joined the Army in 1917. He completed officer training and served on the Texas-Mexico border during the Pancho Villa Expedition and World War I. He served throughout the U.S. after the war and was recognized as an expert on Infantry instruction. Collins completed the Command and General Staff College in 1934 and Army War College in 1935. At the start of World War II he was assigned...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Grave is opposite the main entrance to St. Peter's Abbey.
Fux, Herbert b. March 25, 1927 d. March 12, 2007 Actor. Born in Hallein, Austria, he appeared in hundreds of films, often in villainous roles, during a career which began in the early 1960s. After years of acting on the European stage, Fux had memorable performances in the films "The Invisible Terror" (1963), "The Quiller Memorandum" (1966), "Funeral in Berlin" (1966), "Dead Run" (1967), "House of 1,000 Dolls" (1967), "The Serpent's Egg" (1977) and "The Three Musketeers" (1993). In addition to acting, Fux was active in Austrian politics. (Bio by: C.S.) Hallein Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Hill, Virginia b. August 26, 1916 d. March 24, 1966 One of the most famous female mobsters. Hill was a courier for the national crime syndicate, shuttling thousands of dollars from one mobster to the next, even overseas. On a mission to Mexico, she was able to pave the way for future drug smuggling routes. She purportedly slept with many gangsters, but was Bugsy Siegel's girlfriend. Hill was summoned before the Kefauver Rackets Committee in 1951. The government was after her for tax evasion so she fled to Europe with her new husband, Hans Hauser...[Read More] Aigen Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Group 521
Mayr, Richard b. November 18, 1877 d. December 1, 1935 Opera Singer. He was an Austrian operatic bass-baritone singer particularly admired for his theatrical performances. He made his professional opera debut to critical acclaim at the Bayreuth Festival in 1902, which led to him being engaged as a principal singer at the Vienna Hofoper for three decades. From 1911 to 1913 and in 1924, he sang at the Royal Opera in London and for three consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera New York City, in the 1930s. He was also a mainstay at the Salzburg...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Tomb XXXIII
Mozart, Leopold b. November 14, 1719 d. May 28, 1787 Composer, Conductor, and Musician. He is best remembered as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as his noted violin textbook "Versuch einer grundlichen Violinschule." The son of a bookbinder, he attended the local Jesuit school, Saint Salvator Gymnasium and became a skilled violinist and organist. After graduating in 1735, he attended a more advanced school, the St. Salvator Lyceum but withdrew after less than a year. In November 1737 he moved to Salzburg, Austria to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Sebastian's Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Enter cemetery through entrance on Linzergasse. Walk towards the mausoleum in the center. Grave is third headstone on your left.
Paracelsus, Phillippus Aureolus b. 1493 d. September 24, 1541 Physicist, Chemist. Born Phillippus Theophratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, he was a Medieval Swiss doctor and alchemist, noted for founding medical chemistry. Educated at the University of Ferrara, he was an army physician in Denmark, (1518-21). By 1526, he settled in Austria, where he acquired a reputation as a healer. He formed the basis of medicine for the times and balanced an order to maintain health. His successful cures through chemical, as opposed to herbal, medicines served to support...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Sebastian's Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Enter cemetery through entrance on Linzergasse. Immediately turn left and walk along wall until you reach the first corner. Turn left and walk up the steps; the grave is on your right.
Purtscheller, Ludwig b. October 6, 1849 d. March 3, 1900 Adventurer. He teamed with Hans Meyer, a German, to be the first humans to reach the top of Kilomnajaro in Afrika in summer of 1889. Meyer's reason for the ascent--the highest peak in Germany should first be climbed by a German and Kilomanjaro was in German East Africa at the time. Born in Innsbruck, Austria, he was first a commerical apprentice in Villach, then became a gymnastics teacher in Klagenfurth for several years before he arrived in Salzburg for a position as gymastics and writing...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Kommunal Friedhof, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Ehrengrab der Gruppe 24
Reitsch, Hanna b. March 12, 1912 d. August 24, 1979 Aviatrix. She was the first female stunt pilot and test pilot in aviation history. Born into a middle class German family in an area now part of Poland, her father was an ophthalmologist and her mother a homemaker with a simple belief in God. Hanna's early goals were to be a flying doctor, but her passion for flying soon overtook her desire for a career in medicine and she left medical school to become a full time glider pilot. Because of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, Germany was not...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Greenberg) Kommunalfriedhof, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Von Greim, Robert Ritter b. June 22, 1892 d. May 24, 1945 World War II German Field Marshal. He first rose to prominence in World War I as one of Germany's premier flying fighter Aces. During the course of the war he amassed a total of 28 aerial victories and was awarded the "Pour le Merite" medal (also known as the "Blue Max") as well as the Bavarian "Orden Max-Josef". The latter of these two awards conferred upon him the title of "Knight" thus allowing the addition of "Ritter" (Knight) and "von" to his name. During the 1930s he helped to secretly...[Read More] (Bio by: Mark S) Kommunalfriedhof, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria