Viktor Rumpelmayer

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Viktor Rumpelmayer (7 November 1830 – 14 June 1885, Vienna)[1] was a 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architect, whose style was a combination of French and Italian influences and the Viennese trends characteristic for the period. He is regarded as one of the most eminent Central European architects of his time.[2]

Born in Preßburg, Hungary, Habsburg Empire (today Bratislava, Slovakia), Rumpelmayer worked not only in his home country, but also in Bulgaria, where he designed and constructed the Neo-Baroque royal palace of Bulgaria (today the National Art Gallery) and Knyaz Alexander Battenberg's summer palace Euxinograd, on the Black Sea coast.[2] Among his other works are a number of palaces for well-known members of the nobility, the British embassy in Vienna[3] with Christ Church, the German embassy in Vienna[4] the Portuguese pavilion at the Paris Exposition Universelle (1900), among other prominent commissions[2] Rumpelmayer also redesigned the Festetics Palace in Keszthely, Hungary.[5]


  1. ^ Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (1957). Österreichisches biographisches Lexikon, 1815–1950 (in German). Graz: Böhlau. ISBN 3-7001-0187-2.
  2. ^ a b c "Viennese and Czech architects created many of the symbols of Sofia" (in Bulgarian). Demokratsiya. 2001-10-04. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2006-07-25.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), (jpg) Archived July 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Deutsche Botschaft Wien.
  5. ^ "Ferienhäuser am Plattensee — Keszthely — Schloss Festetics" (in German). Archived from the original on 2006-07-27. Retrieved 2006-11-11.