Historical Lexicon Vienna

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The Historical Lexicon Vienna ( HLW ) is a six-volume subject lexicon. The author of the lexicon is Felix Czeike , who published the reference work on the city of Vienna with the assistance of Helga Czeike . The Historical Lexicon Vienna is also known under the name "Der Czeike" and is considered "the world's largest historical city lexicon", which contains detailed information on the history of the city, its structure and famous personalities.

History and Development

As early as 1954, Czeike had two volumes on the history of pharmacies in mind. His working method was: "Search, collect, write."

The basis of the Historisches Lexikon Wien , however, is the Great Groner Vienna Lexicon from 1974 by Czeike himself, of which around 25,000 articles have been corrected and updated and transferred to the lexicon. The first volume was published in 1992, with volumes 2–5 following annually until 1997. In 2004 the 2nd updated edition and a supplementary volume (= special edition) were finally published. In total, the six-volume work contains around 30,000 key words and 2400 images on 3700 pages. Czeike received support for decades through the collaboration of his wife, Helga Czeike, who also appears as co-editor of the 6th volume.

The Vienna History Wiki project

Based on the Vienna Historical Lexicon , the Vienna History Wiki was created in 2014 by the Vienna City and State Archives and the Vienna Library in the City Hall . It is “a geo-referenced, historical knowledge platform of the City of Vienna, which aims to bring together historical knowledge about Vienna from the city administration itself with that of experts.” Only scientific contributions are accepted.

Structure and structure

The CPR is a specialist lexicon, consists of six volumes and is structured alphabetically. On a total of almost 4000 pages you can find information on topographical keywords (such as historical buildings), biographical keywords (people), factual keywords (communal areas, secular and church institutions) and traffic areas. Further references are made to secondary literature and a detailed list of sources is available. The work was financially supported by the City of Vienna and the anniversary fund of the Austrian National Bank . The author and publisher Czeike thanks the former governor and mayor Helmut Zilk , the former city school council president Kurt Scholz and the publishing house Kremayr & Scheriau, among others . The CPR is also available as online resource.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Felix Czeike: Historical Lexicon Vienna . tape 5 . Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-218-00748-8 , p. 762 .
  2. ^ Wolfgang Paterno: "Historisches Lexikon Wien" by Felix Czeike. falter.at, February 1, 2005, accessed on March 15, 2019 .
  3. ^ Felix Czeike: Historical Lexicon Vienna . tape 5 . Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-218-00748-8 , p. 3 .
  4. Felix Czeike. City of Vienna, accessed on March 15, 2019 .
  5. a b Vienna History Wiki - About the project. City of Vienna, accessed on March 15, 2019 .
  6. ^ Czeike, Felix: Historisches Lexikon Wien: in 6 volumes. Retrieved March 16, 2019 .