Today, Austrian historian Friedrich Weissensteiner celebrates his 90th birthday. Birthday. A native of Vienna, he is considered one of the most significant figures in Austrian historical scholarship and has made a name for himself through his extensive work and research contributions.
Weissensteiner studied history, German language and literature, and philosophy at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate in 1958 with a thesis on the history of the city of Wiener Neustadt. During his career, he published numerous books and articles in professional journals, including on the history of the Third Reich and Nazism. However, he became particularly famous for his biography of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth.