Ferdinand Piatnik

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Ferdinand Piatnik

Ferdinand Piatnik (14 October 1819 - 20 July 1885) was an Austrian-Hungarian card painter and manufacturer.

Born at Buda, now Budapest, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary, he was educated in Pressburg. He bought an Austrian card company from Anton Moser in 1843 and made it one of the most successful game manufacturing companies in the world. He later married the widow of Anton Moser. After his three sons entered the company in 1882 it was renamed Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne.

He died at Bad Vöslau.