Ludwig von Fischer (politician, 1832)

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Tomb of Ludwig von Fischer at the Catholic cemetery Hermanstrasse in Augsburg, photo: 2014

Ludwig Friedrich Alexander von Fischer (born October 5, 1832 in Sulzbach , † January 8, 1900 in Augsburg ) was a German politician. From 1866 to 1890 he was mayor of Augsburg. Later he also became a member of the Bavarian state parliament and the Reichstag of the German Empire .


Fischer was born in Sulzbach as the son of a lawyer who was active in the Paulskirchen movement. He attended high school at St. Stephen in Augsburg and studied from 1850 to 1854 at the universities of Munich and Berlin the law . From 1854 to 1862 he worked as an intern and accessist at the Göggingen Regional Court. He later also worked at the Augsburg District and City Court and at the district government. Since August 1862 he was second mayor and after the successful re-election in January 1866 mayor for life. In May 1866 he became the first mayor of Augsburg. He held office for a total of 34 years, longer than any other mayor in the city.

From April 1863 he was a member of the state parliament for the Progressive Party, for which he was elected to parliament from 1863 to 1869 for Immenstadt, from 1869 to 1881 for Augsburg, from 1881 to 1887 for Bayreuth and then again for Augsburg. Fischer was a member of the Social Legislation Committee, where he was a consultant for questions of home law. In July 1870 he voted for the alliance against France, but after the founding of the Empire in 1871 he advocated Bavarian reservation rights. In Reich politics he was a supporter of Bismarck . From 1871 to 1874 he was a member of the Reichstag for the constituency Schwaben 1 (Augsburg) and belonged to the parliamentary group of the Liberal Reich Party . From 1884 to 1890 he represented the constituency of Württemberg 14 (Heidenheim-Ulm) and from 1898 to 1900 the constituency of Upper Franconia 2 (Bayreuth).

In 1891 Fischer was a member of the first presidium of the Pan-German Association .


The confluence from Königsplatz into Annastraße (left) and into Bürgermeister-Fischer-Straße (right). The frame house built in 1911 is at this corner .

As mayor of Augsburg, Fischer planned a connecting road between Königsplatz and Moritzplatz and thus the lower Maximilianstraße from 1897 . This major project, for which 30 buildings were demolished, was only realized after his death. The street , which was opened in 1906, is named Bürgermeister-Fischer-Straße in his honor. Four residential and commercial buildings on this street are now listed .


Web links

Commons : Ludwig von Fischer  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Certificate of honor for the 150th anniversary of the service of Mayor Ludwig von Fischer. In:, accessed on April 25, 2019 .
  2. ^ Fritz Specht, Paul Schwabe: The Reichstag elections from 1867 to 1903. Statistics of the Reichstag elections together with the programs of the parties and a list of the elected representatives . 2nd Edition. Carl Heymann Verlag, Berlin 1904, p. 214.
  3. ^ Carl-Wilhelm Reibel: Handbook of the Reichstag elections 1890-1918. Alliances, results, candidates (= handbooks on the history of parliamentarism and political parties. Volume 15). Half volume 2, Droste, Düsseldorf 2007, ISBN 978-3-7700-5284-4 , pp. 1047-1051.
  4. ^ Michael Peters: Alldeutscher Verband (ADV), 1891-1939. In: Historical Lexicon of Bavaria.
  5. Certificate of honor for the 150th anniversary of the service of Mayor Ludwig von Fischer. In:, accessed on April 25, 2019 .