Eisenberg, son of the Prague manufacturer Eugen Eisenberg and his wife Emilie, grew up in Austria from 1860 on. He studied natural sciences (chemistry) at the universities of Prague, Vienna, Heidelberg, Jena and Göttingen. After his doctorate as Dr. phil. in Göttingen he worked as a chemist. He then worked from 1886 to 1891 as an employee of the Austro-Hungarian State Railways. As early as 1886 he worked as an editor for the “Allgemeine Kunstchronik” and other domestic and foreign newspapers. From 1891 he worked entirely as a freelance writer.
From 1889, initially until 1890 with Richard Groner , he was editor of “Das Geistige Wien. Lexicon of Artists and Writers ” . In 1903 he published the "Great Biographical Lexicon of the German Theaters in the XIX. Century " .
He married Amalie Kirsch (1862–1939) on March 7, 1882 in the City Temple of Vienna. He died in 1910 at the age of 51 and was buried in the Hietzinger Friedhof (group 22, number 23). An honorary grave is dedicated to him there.
Eisenberg was the holder of the Kuk Austrian Decoration for Art and Science .
The composer Johann Strauss , whose first published biography Eisenberg wrote (although it was flawed and influenced by his third wife Adele), thanked him for this with a letter dated October 10, 1894, which contains the following: “Heaven crowns your work with success. “Requests to comment on the Eisenberg biography, which, by the way, he had never read, Strauss dismissed u. a. with the words: "What is my business", which in turn became the title of another biography of him in the 1990s.
Eisenberggasse in Vienna's 23rd district has been named after him since 1960 .
The spiritual Vienna
- (with Richard Groner) 1st year 1889 The spiritual Vienna. Communications about the architects, sculptors, stage artists, graphic artists, journalists, painters, musicians and writers living in Vienna
- (with Richard Groner) 2nd year 1890 The spiritual Vienna. Communications about the architects, sculptors, stage artists, graphic artists, journalists, painters, musicians and writers living in Vienna. Lexicon of artists and writers
- 3rd year 1891 artist and writer lexicon Das Geistige Wien. Communications about Viennese architects, sculptors, stage artists, graphic artists, journalists, painters, musicians and writers
- 4th year 1892 “Supplement volume” artist and writer lexicon Das intellectual Vienna. Communications about Viennese architects, sculptors, stage artists, graphic artists, journalists, painters, musicians and writers ( digitized )
- 5th year 1893 The spiritual Vienna
- Vol. 1: Belletristic-artistic part. Communications about the architects, sculptors, stage artists, graphic artists, journalists, painters, musicians and writers living in Vienna
- Vol. 2: Medicinal and scientific part. Announcements about Viennese writers and scholars in the field of medicine (along with animal medicine and pharmacy) and natural sciences ( digitized version )
- Off the track. Serious and cheerful stories from railway life. Brockhausen, Vienna et al. 1891.
- Johann Strauss. A picture of life. Breitkopf & Härtel , Leipzig 1894 ( digitized version )
- Adolf Sonnenthal . A career as an artist as a contribution to modern Burgtheater history. With a foreword by Ludwig Speidel . Pierson, Dresden 1896 (2nd, increased edition as: Adolf Sonnenthal. An artistic career. As a contribution to the history of the modern Burgtheater. Ibid. 1900) ( digitized version )
- Ludwig Eisenberg's Great Biographical Lexicon of the German Stage in the XIX. Century. Paul List Publishing House , Leipzig 1903 ( archive.org contains approx. 3,000 artist biographies)
- Hermann Clemens Kosel (Ed.): Biographies of Viennese artists and writers (= German-Austrian artists and writers lexicon. Vol. 1). Society for Graphic Industry, Vienna 1902, p.
- Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 1, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1957, p. 236. In:
- Ludwig Eisenberg . In: Walther Killy (Ed.): Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie (DBE) . 1st edition. tape 3 : Ebinger-Gierke . KG Saur, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-598-23163-6 .
- General Art Chronicle. Illustrated magazine for art, applied arts, music, theater and literature. .
- Marriage book Austria, Lower Austria, Vienna: registers of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde 1784-1911, district: Innere Stadt
- Group 22, No. 23.
- Ludwig Eisenberg grave of honor in the Hietzinger Friedhof at viennatouristguide.at
- Johann Strauss Society (ed.): Johann Strauss (Son) - Life and Work in Documents Volume VII, 1894. Schneider; Tutzing 1998. pp. 221/222. ISBN 3-7952-0928-5 .
- street lexicon on wien.gv.at .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Eisenberg, Ludwig Julius (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian writer and lexicographer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 5, 1858|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin , Kingdom of Prussia|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 25, 1910|
|Place of death||Vienna , Austria-Hungary|