1848: A Turbulent Interlude

  • Alec Eden


By an Imperial Decree of 23rd October 1847 Doppler was appointed as Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics at the Academy of Mining and Forestry in Schemnitz, which was then in the Hungarian part of the Austrian Empire and is today Banská Štiavnica in Czechoslovakia. The mining academy enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout Europe and Doppler certainly improved himself financially as a result of this move. We know from his letter of appointment dated 11th November 1847, which is now in the city archives of Prague, that Doppler received an annual salary of 1,500 Florins, which was an increase of 100 Florins over his last salary in Prague. In addition, he had the right to official living quarters or an annual allowance of 150 Florins, as well as an allowance of 116 Florins yearly for fuel and lighting. This meant an overall increase of about 25 % of his income.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alec Eden
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  1. 1.The Christian Doppler FoundationSalzburgAustria

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