Franz Xaver Gabelsberger

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Franz Xaver Gabelsberger
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Inventor of a shorthand system
Born(1789-02-09)9 February 1789
Munich, Germany
Died4 January 1849(1849-01-04) (aged 59)
Munich, Germany

Franz Xaver Gabelsberger (9 February 1789 – 4 January 1849, both in Munich) was a German inventor of a shorthand writing system, named Gabelsberger shorthand after him.

Gabelsberger Shorthand Silver Award Medal of the Hanover Stenographen-Verein of 1863, obverse.

Gabelsberger, employed as typist by the Bavarian government, started to develop a new shorthand system at age of 28. His system was first fully described in the textbook Anleitung zur deutschen Redezeichenkunst oder Stenographie (1834) and became rapidly used. He is buried in the Alter Südfriedhof in Munich.

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