1100 Favoriten


Pages: 48 + cover
Edition: 5 + artists copy (first edition)


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Alxingergasse (Favoriten, Inzersdorf-Stadt), named in 1875 after the Austrian poet Johann Baptist von Alxinger (01/24/1755–05/01/1797). Alxinger was born in Vienna in 1755, the son of a lawyer. Following in his father’s footsteps, he studied in Jena and completed his law studies with a doctorate in Vienna. He later became an imperial-royal court agent and in 1794 a knight of the empire. In 1794 he became secretary and member of the theater committee at the Burgtheater. Independent through his father’s fortune, the enlightened man was able to devote most of his time to writing and supporting his penniless friend Lorenz Leopold Haschka, to whom he allegedly donated 10,000 guilders from his fortune (70,000 to 80,000 guilders). He wrote knightly epics, but also many occasional poems, odes, songs, meaningful and didactic poems in the spirit of the Enlightenment, as well as several Freemason poems and a paperback for Freemasons. Alxinger, who sometimes used the pseudonym Johannes Xilanger, died in Vienna in 1797.