Franz Antoine

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Franz Antoine
Born (1815-02-23)February 23, 1815
Paradeisgartel on the Löwelbastei (Vienna
Died March 11, 1886(1886-03-11) (aged 71)
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Horticulturalist and gardener
Years active 1865-1886
Known for Authority on the botanical family Bromeliaceae

Franz Antoine (February 23, 1815, Paradeisgartel on the Löwelbastei (Vienna) – March 11, 1886) was an Austrian horticulturalist and gardener.[1]

From 1865 he was director of royal gardens to the Austrian/Austro-Hungarian monarchy. He was an authority on the botanical family Bromeliaceae, and was also an avid photographer. His photographs of still lifes, plants and scenes of Vienna were presented at exhibitions in Vienna (1864, 1873) and Paris (1867).[1] Among his written works were the following:

His father, Franz Antoine the Elder (1768-1834), was also a gardener to Austrian royalty.


  1. ^ a b This article is based on a translation of an equivalent article at the German and Spanish Wikipedia.
  2. ^ IPNI.  Antoine.