Heinrich Rauchberg

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Heinrich Rauchberg (born April 12, 1860 in Vienna , † September 26, 1938 in Prague ) was an Austrian lawyer and statistician.


As the son of a factory owner, Rauchberg studied law at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna from 1878 to 1882 . In 1883 he was promoted to Dr. jur. PhD. Since 1884 court secretary of the kk Central Statistical Commission , he qualified as a professor for statistics in Vienna in 1891 . In 1896 he was appointed to the chair for statistics, administrative theory and Austrian administrative law at the Karl Ferdinand University . At the same time he received the teaching obligation for Austrian financial law and later also for international law . He was dean in the academic years 1902/03, 1916/17 and 1926/27 . Hofrat since 1908 , he was elected Rector on October 28, 1911 for the 1911/12 year of office . His rectorate speech dealt with the political education of the state people. In 1930 he retired .

In 1890 Rauchberg headed Austria's census, which was the first to use tabulating machines based on the system of Herman Hollerith and Otto Schäffler . «The national acquis in Bohemia» (3 vols. 1905) is a balance sheet of the national development and the language and nationality struggle. Since he was excluded from practical participation in national statistics in Bohemia , he turned to socio-political and public law problems (housing welfare, tenant protection, reform of the law school). After the First World War, the focus was on the protection of minorities and the reform of home law . His “Austrian Citizenship”, both popular and scientific, is the first work of its kind in Austria. The third edition of the revision for Czechoslovakia went beyond the original objective and became a systematic overview of the entire Czechoslovak legislation. In many publications and radio lectures he mainly dealt with the importance of current legal problems for practical life.


  • The electric counting machine and its application, especially in the Austrian census . H. Laupp 1891.
  • The population of Austria: Based on the results of the census of December 31, 1890. With ten cartograms and two diagrams . A. Holder 1895.
  • The Emperor Franz Josef I Jubilee Foundation for people's apartments and welfare institutions . A. Hölder 1897.
  • The occupation and trade census in the German Reich of June 14, 1895 . C. Heymann 1901.
  • Language map of Bohemia: 1: 500,000, with 4 corner boxes measuring 1: 200,000 . R. Lechner 1904.
  • The national acquis in Bohemia , Volume 1. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1905.
  • Graphic systems . Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1905.
  • The statistical documents of the Austrian electoral reform . Wrong 1907.
  • The importance of the Germans in Austria . 1908.
  • Inner walks in Austria .
  • The Geneva Peace Protocol . 1923.
  • The international protection of national minorities . 1925.
  • The Reform of the Protection of Minorities , Volume 15, Issues 1–2. 1930.
  • Warrior homesteads . Reprint 2017.
  • Austrian Citizenship . Reprint 2018.

See also


  • Helmut Slapnicka : Austrian biographical lexicon . Vienna 1957-2010 (vol. 8), pp. 437-438.

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Individual evidence

  1. Rector's speeches (HKM)
  2. a b ÖBL