Ludwig Salvator, Archduke of Austria

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Ludwig Salvator, Archduke of Austria Gender: M
L. S. Maria Joseph Johann Baptist
born on 4 August 1847 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°32' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°12'

Archduke of Austria Ludwig Salvator


Austrian Archduke known as a champion for Majorca's wildlife, in an era when the term "conservation" meant nothing. The Balearic Islands commemorated the centenary of the death of Archduke Ludwig Salvator during 2015.

Ludwig Salvator settled on Majorca, buying up unimproved areas of land in order to preserve and enjoy them. His main residence of Son Marroig, near the village of Deià, is now a museum. Much of what was his property belonged to the American actor Michael Douglas, notably the Moorish style palace 'S'Estaca' that Ludwig converted from a ruined old manor house.

About 1895, at Přerov nad Labem, Bohemia, he founded the first open-air museum in Central and Eastern Europe.

He wrote a book on insects at the age of 22 and also the nine-volume book Die Balearen (The Balearic Islands).

He died on 12 October 1915, aged 68, in Schloss Brandeis, Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, Bohemia.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Oesterreichischer Beobachter," 14 August 1847, p. 910: "Die Gazetta di Firenze meldet. daß Ihre k.- k. Hoheit die Frau Großherzoginn von Toscana am 4. August um halb 4 Uhr Nachmittags glücklich von einem Erzherzog entbunden worden ist." (The Gazetta di Firenze reports that Her Majesty the Grand Duchess of Tuscany was happily delivered of an Archduke at three-thirty in the afternoon of the 4th of August).


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Conservationist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg-Lorraine)