Gustav Bodirsky

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Gustav Bodirsky (before 1922)

Gustav Bodirsky (born April 1, 1864 in Stachenwald (Stachovice) , Moravia ; † September 18, 1934 in Fulnek , Moravia) was an Austrian politician ( German Radical Party ), lawyer and publisher. He was a member of the Austrian House of Representatives and member of the Provisional National Assembly .


Bodirsky attended high school in Wallachisch Meseritsch and Brno and then studied law at the University of Innsbruck and from 1885 at the University of Vienna . He initially worked as a lawyer trainee and from 1899 worked as a lawyer in Vienna. In addition, from 1898 he was active as an editor for the magazine of the Association of German Students' Associations, Der Kyffhäuser . From 1900 he also acted as editor of this magazine. Bodirsky was committed to the German Radical Party and ran in 1912 in the Reichsrat by- election in the electoral district of Moravia 9 as a German- freedom candidate, where he was able to prevail in the runoff against the Social Democrat Wilhelm Riessner . He was thereby in the XII. Legislative period between October 22 and November 12, 1918 Member of the House of Representatives and, as a member of a German-speaking constituency, also member of the Provisional National Assembly from October 21, 1918 to February 16, 1919. He belonged to the club of the German Radical Association until October 11, 1917, and after leaving there in January 1918 he switched to the newly founded club of the German national parties. In addition, in November 1917 he was deputy chairman of the Sudeten German Association.

In 1920 he moved to Stachenwald and worked as a lawyer in Fulnek. In addition, after 1918 he was chairman of the supervisory board of the North Moravian Federation .


  • Franz Adlgasser: The members of the Austrian central parliaments 1848–1918. Constituent Reichstag 1848–1849. Reichsrat 1861–1918. A biographical lexicon. Sub-Volume 1: A-L. Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences , Vienna 2014, p. 465

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. - Stachenwald baptismal register (Stachovice), Moravia, 1858–1895, page 31, 3rd line