Swieten, Gottfried van


Basic data

  1. October 29, 1733 in Leiden
  2. March 29, 1803 in Wien
  3. Diplomat
  4. Wien


Gottfried van Swieten. Photograph of an engraving thought to be by Johann Georg Mansfeld, based on a drawing by Lakner. Archive of Beethoven House, Bonn. (Source: Wikimedia)
The magnificent Prunksaal ("hall of splendor"), part of today's Austrian National Library, occupies the space of the former Imperial Library, of which Van Swieten was head. (Source: Wikimedia)
Mozart, about 1780. Detail of Mozart family portrait by Johann Nepomuk della Croce (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Haydn as portrayed by Thomas Hardy, 1792 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Beethoven as a young man by Carl Traugott Riedel (1769–1832) (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Swieten, Blaschke, János - 1785/1800 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Swieten, Gottfried Freiherr van,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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