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Falkeniergasse 10 (48)

Falkeniergasse 10 (48)

Birthplace of naturalist Johann Natterer (1787 – 1843).
J. Natterer was the son of a falconer who was also greatly interested in all the natural sciences. Even in his youth he worked as an employee of the Imperial Cabinet of Natural Sciences. When an Austrian expedition to Brazil was organised in 1817 on the occasion of the Archduchess Leopoldine’s marriage to Portuguese Crown Prince Dom Pedro, Natterer was selected as one of the expedition members. Natterer remained in Brazil even after the expedition and only returned to Vienna in 1835. From his extensive travels through the Brazilian interior he brought back thousands of artefacts for collections in Vienna, including plants, animals and drawings.
All the houses on this lane were the residences of Laxenburg falconers (built in the late 18th century).

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