Carl Roesner

Carl Roesner (19 June 1804, Vienna - 13 July 1869, Steyr) was an Austrian architect.

Carl Roesner in 1860


He studied architecture in Vienna and Rome. In 1826, he began his work as a proofreader for lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and, in 1835, became a Professor there. He gravitated to the Romanticists and concentrated on sacred art. Wilhelm Stiassny was one of his students. He was also editor of the Allgemeine Bauzeitung (General Construction News).

As he worked during the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, many of his buildings are now outside Austria. A street in Vienna's Meidling district was named the "Roesnergasse" in his honor.

Selected projectsEdit


  • R. Goebl: "Roesner Karl". In: Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Vol. 9, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 1988, ISBN 3-7001-1483-4, p. 205 f. (Direct links to "p. 205", "p. 206")