Louis Braun

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Painting in his studio in 1900
Bavarian Infantrymen

Louis Braun (23 September 1836 – 18 February 1916) was a German painter, mostly of battle scenes.


He was born at Schwäbisch Hall, Württemberg, and was educated in Munich and in Paris. He followed as an illustrator the Austrian army during the Danish War of 1864 and painted several battle scenes for Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. He also accompanied the German armies in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, and as a result exhibited his pictures entitled “Entry of the Mecklenburg Troops into Orleans,” “The Capitulation of Sedan,” “The Battle of Sedan” (later exhibited at Frankfurt am Main and elsewhere as a panorama), “The Germans in Versailles,” and “The Entry of the German Army into Paris.” The great success of the “Battle of Sedan,” in panoramic form, induced Braun (who in 1902 held a professorship in Munich) to produce several other works of the same description. Among these are the “Battle of Mars-la-Tour” (1884); “Panorama of the German Colonies” (with Hans von Petersen, 1885); and the “Battle of Lützen” (1892).

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  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Braun, Louis" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.