Viktor von Fuchs

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Dr. Victor von Fuchs , portrait by
Julius Schmid

Viktor Freiherr von Fuchs (born October 25, 1840 in Vienna , † September 29, 1921 in Hall in Tirol ) was an Austrian lawyer and politician ( CSP ). From 1879 to 1918 he was a member of the Reichsrat , from 1898 to 1900 also President of the House of Representatives .


Fuchs attended an elementary school and then the Stiftsgymnasium Melk , where he passed the Matura in 1859 . From 1859 to 1863 he studied law at the University of Vienna , and from 1864 to 1872 he was a trainee lawyer . In 1867 he graduated as Dr. iur. From 1872 he worked as a lawyer in Vienna until he moved to Salzburg in 1878 and embarked on a political career. In the same year he became a member of the rural communities in the state parliament of the Duchy of Salzburg , which he remained for six electoral terms until 1913. In 1879 he was also a member of the Reichsrat.

From 1898 to 1900 he was President of the House of Representatives, one of the two chambers of the Reichsrat. After the collapse of the monarchy , he was a member of the Provisional National Assembly of German Austria from October 21, 1918 to February 16, 1919 . From 1920 until his death he was a member of the Constitutional Court .

Viktor von Fuchs was married to Marie Görres (1851–1914), daughter of Guido Görres and Maria Görres, born in 1874 . Vespermann and granddaughter of Joseph Görres . She was the widow of the poet Hippolyt August Schaufert (1834–1871). The two had two children: Ludwig Freiherr von Fuchs (1875–1939), Maria Freiin v. Giovanelli zu Gerstburg a. Hörtenberg (1884–1951), the daughter of the Tyrolean freedom fighter and Austrian politician Joseph von Giovanelli zu Gerstburg and Hörtenberg , and Emilie Freiin von Fuchs, who married Paul von Kathrein.

He was an honorary member of the Catholic student associations KÖStV Austria Wien (since 1881) and KaV Norica Wien (since 1891).

Dr. Viktor Freiherr von Fuchs Foundation

Viktor von Fuchs is the namesake for the Dr. Viktor Freiherr von Fuchs Foundation , a legal foundation under civil law based in Munich . The foundation supports initiatives that strive to enable people to live and die in dignity. Funding projects of the foundation include, for example, REFUGIO Munich , a counseling and treatment center for refugees and victims of torture, or the “SOS Children's Village Clearing House Salzburg” for the care of unaccompanied, minor refugees.


  • Fuchs Viktor Frh. Von. In: Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 1, Publishing House of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 1957, p. 379 f. (Direct links on p. 379 , p. 380 ).
  • Fuchs, Freiherr von, Dr. Viktor. In: Richard Voithofer: Political Elites in Salzburg. A biographical handbook from 1918 to the present (= series of publications by the Research Institute for Political and Historical Studies of the Dr. Wilfried Haslauer Library, Salzburg. Vol. 32). Böhlau, Vienna et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-205-77680-2 , p. 56.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Deutsches Adelsarchiv: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels , Volume 68, 1978, page 77
  2. ^ Gotha Freiherren, (Verlag Perthes Gotha), 1929, 194.
  3. About us. In: The Foundation. Dr. Viktor Freiherr von Fuchs Foundation, accessed on September 16, 2019 .
  4. Excerpt from the funding activities of our foundation. In: The Foundation. Dr. Viktor Freiherr von Fuchs Foundation, accessed on September 16, 2019 .