Wilhelm Tomaschek

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wilhelm Tomaschek

Wilhelm Tomaschek, or Vilém Tomášek (May 26, 1841, Olomouc – September 9, 1901, Vienna) was a Czech-Austrian geographer and orientalist. He is known for his work in the fields of historical topography and historical ethnography.[1]

Born at Olmütz, in Moravia, he received his education at the University of Vienna (1860–64), afterwards working as a teacher in gymnasiums at Sankt Pölten and Vienna.[2] On the strength of the first volume of Centralasiatische Studien, he was named an associate professor of geography at the University of Graz in 1877. In 1881 he became a "full professor", and in 1885, was appointed chair of historical geography at the University of Vienna. In 1899 he became a regular member of the Vienna Academy of Sciences.[1][3]

In 1933 the thoroughfare Tomaschekstraße, in the district of Floridsdorf (Vienna), was named in his honor.[4]

Literary works[edit]

  • Centralasiatische Studien. I. Sogdiana, 1877 – Central Asian studies; Sogdiana.
  • Centralasiatische Studien. II. Die Pamir-Dialekte, 1880 – Central Asian studies; Pamir dialects.
  • Zur historischen Topographie von Persien. I. Die Straßenzüge der tabula Peutingeriana, 1883 – Historical topography of Persia, The streets of Tabula Peutingeriana.
  • Zur historischen Topographie von Persien. II. Die Wege durch die Persische Wüste, 1885 – Historical topography of Persia. II. Routes through the Persian desert.
  • Zur historischen Topographie von Kleinasien im Mittelalter, 1891 – Historical topography of Asia Minor in the Middle Ages.
  • Die alten Thraker. Eine ethnologische Untersuchung. 3 volumes. Vienna: Tempsky, 1893–1894 – The ancient Thracians. An ethnographic study.[5]


  1. ^ a b Thibaut - Zycha, Volume 10 by K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company, Walter De Gruyter Incorporated
  2. ^ Die feierliche inauguration des rektors der Wiener universität by Universität Wien
  3. ^ The Geographical Journal, 1901, Volume 18, Page 544.
  4. ^ Wien Geschichte Tomaschekstraße
  5. ^ de.Wikisource bibliography

External links[edit]