1839 - 1920 (81 years)
||Leopold Pfaundler |
||14 Feb 1839
||6 May 1920
- Leopold Pfaundler von Hadermur (14 February 1839 - 6 May 1920) was an Austrian physicist and chemist born in Innsbruck. He was the father of pediatrician Meinhard von Pfaundler (1872-1947), and the father-in-law of pediatrician Theodor Escherich (1857-1911).
He studied under chemist Heinrich Hlasiwetz (1825-1875) at Innsbruck, with Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) at the University of Munich, and with Henri Victor Regnault (1810-1878) and Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884) in Paris. In 1861 he received his doctorate, and in 1867 was appointed professor of physics at the University of Innsbruck. In 1891 he succeeded Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) as professor of physics at the University of Graz. In 1887 he became a full member of the Vienna Academy of Sciences.
Pfaundler is remembered today for his kinetic-molecular explanation of gas reactions under the condition of equilibrium. He was the inventor of a number of scientific apparatuses - devices he often utilized in classroom demonstrations. These included a temperature regulator (1863), a Stromkalorimeter (1869), a differential air thermometer (1875), a seismograph (1897) and a distance meter (1915), to name a few. He is also credited with creating a device for optical demonstration of Lissajous figures (1873).
In 1863-64 he performed a survey of the Stubaier Alps with Ludwig Barth zu Barthenau (1839-1890), and in 1864 he was the first person to ascend to the summit of the Hofmannspitze (3112m).
- Pfaundler was active in several scientific societies and also served as Rector of the University of Innsbruck in 1880. He was an avid mountain climber and photographer of mountain landscapes, for which he received a silver medal at the 1901 International Photographic Exhibition, as well as an early enthusiast of the Japanese game of Go on which he published a book in 1908.
Other interests included ecology and the carrying capacity of the earth and advocacy of an artificial international language for use in the scientific literature. Indeed, in 1914 he published a photographic lexicon in Ido, a simplified version of Esperanto. He died in Graz in May of 1920 at age 81.
- Leopold, university professor of physics at the University of Innsbruck in 1891, received a professorship at the University of Graz. There Hermann visited the High School and studied at the University of Graz. He received his doctorate in 1904 from Dr. iur. and then was in the Styrian service as an official. After temporary use in the Central Statistical Commission in Vienna, he came into the k. k. Telegraph Correspondence-Bureau. In 1916, he was assistant director; he was a delegate of the 1917/1918 Bureau in the peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk in 1933, and in 1926 he took over the management of the official news agency (formerly Burau). After that, he was undersecretary and Section Head of the chancellor's office. The summer months Pfaundler held regularly in Tyrol, was an avid mountaineer and made several first ascents.
- Received the title of nobility with the title "von Hadermur" on 9 Nov 1910
||6 Feb 2023 |
||Amalie Steffan, b. 30 Sep 1843 d. unk. |
||2 Aug 1869
|+||1. Margarethe Pfaundler, b. 8 Jul 1870 d. 1946 (Age 75 years)|
| ||2. Meinhard Pfaundler, b. 7 Jun 1872, Innsbruck AT d. 20 Jun 1947, Oetz, Tyrol AT (Age 75 years)|
|+||3. Richard Pfaundler, b. 25 Jan 1882 d. 1959 (Age 76 years)|
|+||4. Hermann Pfaundler, b. 12 Dec 1882, Innsbruck AT d. 14 Aug 1972, Piburg, Tyrol AT (Age 89 years)|
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||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Cherub's Scroll detail and citation text from Pfaundler Family Tree assembled by Leopold Pfaundler|
Family tree includes 307 family members born from 1484 (Ulrich Pawdler or Phudler) to 1883 (Edita Pfaundler - likely added to the original). Transcription and translations were provided by Amy the assistant to Katherine Schober, MA Germanology Unlocked: germanologyunlocked.com (Dec 2022)
||Chronicle of the Pfaundler Family - 1486-1915|
Chronicle referenced in the Pfaundler Tree compiled by Leopold Pfaundler in 1915 - 70 pages of German narrative with Coat of Arms and photos. To be scanned and translated.
||Escherich Family Tree|
Family tree of the Escherich family according to documents given by Prof. Theodor Escherich, compiled in 1892, and copied by Leopold von Pfaundler in Graz after 1915 for his dear granddaughter Sonny Eisenmenger [Charlotte Sonya Eisenmenger]
||Family Tree of the Pfaundler Family, starting with Benedikt Pfaundler, the common father of all Pfaundlers now living, until 1915
Tree compiled by Leopold von Pfaundler in Graz, around New Year’s Day 1915 starting with Joseph Benedict Pfaundler b. 1736 with descendants to Margareta Irma Pfaundler b. 1914 -- an update to an earlier tree compiled by Leopold in 1878.
Notation in the tree citation at the top-left: "The accompanying numbers indicate the page number in the printed chronicle. An * indicates that the person was/is personally known to the chronicle's author."
||Pfaundler Family Tree - Leopold Pfaundler 1878 (full tree)|
Original version (in old-German), Family tree includes 307 family members born from 1484 (Ulrich Pawdler or Phudler) to 1883 (Edita Pfaundler - likely added to the original).
||Pfaundler Family Tree Expanded Header - Leopold Pfaundler 1878|
Top of the tree has family members that are not attached to the tree. Although included in Flackology, these individuals are not connected in the ancestor or descendant lineage. However, you can move the mouse pointer over the image to show names and click to see a page for each name, or select "toggle tags" above the image to see all available tags.
||Pfaundler Family Tree Header - Leopold Pfaundler 1878|
Top of the family tree in old-German (with English translation notes)
||Pfaundler von Hadermur Coat of Arms|
Crest included on the Pfaundler-Benedict Family Tree compiled by Leopold Pfaundler in 1915. Leopold Pfaundler received the title of nobility with the title "von Hadermur" on 9 Nov 1910.
||Chronicle of the Pfaundler Family from 1486 to 1915|
The "chronicle" was used by Leopold Pfaundler to update and assemble the 1915 family tree. In German and typeset in Fraktur font (a "Blackletter" type used from the mid-16th century to 1941). Higher resolution scans are available
- [S87] Leopold Pfaundler 1878, Pfaundler Family Tree - illustrated (Reliability: 3).
Pfaundler Family Tree compiled by Leopold Pfaundler in 1878
From Ulrich Pawdler 1484 to Edita Pfaundler 1883
- [S90] Family Tree of the Pfaundler Family, Leopold Pfaundler 1915 (Reliability: 3).
Updated family tree, compiled by Leopold Pfaundler based on the Chronicle of the Pfaundler Family from 1486 to 1915 (https://flackology.com/genealogy/showmedia.php?mediaID=401)