Felix Czeike (born August 21, 1926 in Vienna ; † April 23, 2006 in Meran ) was an Austrian historian and popular educator. He was the author and in some cases also editor of numerous publications on the subject of Viennese urban history and was director of the Vienna City and State Archives . His main work is the six-volume Historical Lexicon Vienna .
Felix Czeike, born in 1926 in the 10th district of Vienna , Favoriten , studied history , geography , German literature and art history at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate in philosophy in 1950 . From 1954 he worked in the Vienna City and State Archives and took over its management in 1976, which he held until his retirement in 1989. In 1977 he founded the Vienna branch of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban History Research , which was integrated into the city and state archives, and headed it until his death. From 1993 to 2003 he was President of the Association for the History of the City of Vienna . In 1979 he was appointed associate professor at the University of Vienna, and in 1985 he was given the title of Councilor by the Federal President .
Even after his retirement, Czeike devoted himself to the history of Vienna. His main work is the six-volume Historische Lexikon Wien , published from 1992 to 2004 with around 3,700 pages and 30,000 key words, which is considered the standard work on the history of Vienna and is usually simply called the Czeike in specialist circles . The "Great Groner Vienna Lexicon" published by Czeike in 1974 can be regarded as a preliminary stage, the topographical part of which goes back to Richard Groner's "Vienna as it was" (later edited by Otto Erich Deutsch ) and Ernestine Krug collaborated on the biographical part. When creating the Historical Lexicon Vienna, Czeike was supported, among other things, by the collaboration of his wife Helga , who is also named as a co-author in some of his other books. He also drew on the human resources of the Vienna City and State Archives and employed a team of experts with whom he had accumulated specialized knowledge about Vienna. The encyclopedia was made available online as a digitized version by the City of Vienna in 2014 and also served as a database for the Vienna History Wiki .
His life's work includes numerous books and hundreds of other publications that deal primarily with the history of the city of Vienna.
- 1986: Gold Medal for Services to the State of Vienna
- 1990: Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, 1st class
- 1993: Gold Medal of Merit of the Province of Upper Austria
- 1994: Great Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria
- 1996: Gold Medal of Honor of the Federal Capital Vienna
- 2002: Prize of the City of Vienna for popular education
- Ernestine Krug, Felix Czeike (ed.): The great Groner Vienna Lexicon. Molden, Vienna 1974, ISBN 3-217-00293-8 (the work by Richard Groner and Felix Czeike served as the basis for the topographical part : Vienna as it was. Molden, Vienna 1965).
- Vienna and its mayors. 7 centuries of Viennese city history. Vienna 1974.
- The Kärntner Strasse. Vienna 1975.
- Vienna. Art and Culture lexicon. Munich 1976.
- Unknown Vienna. 1870 - 1920. Lucerne 1979.
- History of the City of Vienna. Molden, Vienna / Munich / Zurich 1981, 1984, ISBN 3-217-00630-5 .
- The Dorotheum . From the offset and frag office to the modern auction house. Jugend und Volk, Vienna / Munich 1982, ISBN 3-224-16009-8 / ISBN 3-224-10450-3 .
- Viennese district culture guide: I. Inner city . Youth and People, Vienna / Munich 1983, ISBN 3-224-16246-5 .
- Vienna . History in image documents, Beck, Munich 1984, ISBN 3-406-09584-4 .
- Historical Lexicon Vienna. Volumes 1–5 and supplementary volume, Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1992–2004, ISBN 3-218-00543-4 / ISBN 3-218-00544-2 / ISBN 3-218-00545-0 / ISBN 3-218-00546- 9 / ISBN 3-218-00547-7 / ISBN 978-3-218-00741-2 (supplementary volume 2004); 2nd, updated and expanded edition 2004, ISBN 978-3-218-00740-5 ( online at Vienna Library ).
- Vienna. Art, culture and history of the Danube metropolis. DuMont, Cologne 1999, ISBN 3-7701-4348-5 .
- Literature by and about Felix Czeike in the catalog of the German National Library
- Entry on Felix Czeike in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
- Wiener Zeitung - A precise explorer of Vienna ( Memento from February 6, 2006 in the Internet Archive )
- falter.at - What does Czeike say? ( Memento from December 6, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
- ORF ON Science - Viennese historian Felix Czeike dies.
- Felix Czeike in the original sound: "Effects of historical events on the development of Vienna into a big city" Lecture in Vienna on April 4, 1978.
- Felix Czeike in the Vienna History Wiki of the City of Vienna
- See archive link ( Memento of the original dated November 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Official representation of the Vienna Library on Vienna History Wiki.
- Mailath: Maria-Lassnig-Straße decided. In: ots.at. Press and Information Service of the City of Vienna, April 8, 2016, accessed on July 24, 2020 .
- List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 21, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 23, 2006|
|Place of death||Meran|