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Hall of Generals

The 56 statues in the entrance hall are made of white Carrara marble and depict emperors, kings, princes, and generals from one thousand years of Austrian history.  The statues of the 'Hall of Generals' are all 186 cm tall and were created by 32 different sculptors to be as similar to portraits as possible.   The names are inscribed on tablets above the statues as well as on their base plates. The latter also indicate the artist's name, the day the statue was put up, as well as its sponsor.

There are four other portrait statues in the adjacent staircase. They depict Generals Haynau, Radetzky, Windisch-Graetz, and Jelacic, who played a major role in the crushing of the 1848 Revolution. The illustrations above the staircase were created by Carl Rahl in 1864. At the centre of the ceiling, which is richly ornamented with gold, there are frescos showing the allegories of power and unity (centre), glory and honour (right), as well as wisdom and courage (left). The staircase is crowned by Austria, an allegorical group of marble sculptures created by Johannes Benk in 1869.

(1) Markgraf Leopold (um 940 – 994)/Carl Kundmann (1838 – 1919)/1868 

(2) Herzog Heinrich II. (um 1109 – 1177)/Johann Pertscher (1837 – 1872)/1872 

(3) Herzog Leopold V. (1157 – 1194)/Viktor Tilgner (1844 – 1896)/1872

(4) Herzog Friedrich II. (1210 – 1246)/Josef Gasser (1816 – 1900)/1870 

(5) König Rudolf I. (1218 – 1291)/Karl Kundmann (1838 – 1919)/1867 

(6) König Albrecht I. (1255 – 1308)/Johann Pertscher (1837 – 1872)/1867 

(7) Herzog Leopold I. (1290 – 1326)/Josef Gasser (1816 – 1900)/1870 

(8) Johann Hunyady (1385 –1456)/Karl Peckary (1848 – 1896)/1872 

(9) Andreas Baumkircher (1420 – 1471)/Vincenz Pilz (1816 – 1896)/1872 

(10) Johann Giskra von Brandeis (1400 – 1462)/Rudolf Zafauk (1830 –1889)/1871 

(11) Kaiser Maximilian I. (1459 – 1519)/Josef Gasser (1816 – 1900)/1870 

(12) Niklas Graf Salm (1459 – 1530)/Franz Erler (1829 – 1911)/1871 

(13) Georg von Frundsberg (1473– 1528)/Peter Lutt (1828 – 1907)/1866 

(14) Wilhelm Freiherr von Rogendorf (1481 – 1541)/Rudolf Zafauk (1830 – 1889)/1871 

(15) Kaiser Karl V. (1500 – 1558)/Emanuel Max Ritter von Wachstein (1810 – 1901)/1867 

(16) Niklas Graf Zriny (1518 – 1865)/Nikolaus Vay (1828 – 1886)/1865 

(17) Herbard Freiherr von Auersperg (1528 – 1575)/Antonín Wagner (1834 – 1895)/1868 

(18) Lazarus von Schwendi (1522 – 1584)/Peter Lutt (1828 – 1907)/1867 

(19) Adolf Graf Schwarzenberg (1547 – 1600)/Karl Costenoble (1837 – 1907)/1867 

(20) Johann Tserclaes Graf Tilly (1559 – 1632)/Josef Anton Gröbmer (1812 – 1882)/1866 

(21) Heinrich Duval Graf de Dampierre (1580 – 1620)/Karl Costenoble (1837 – 1907)/1867 

(22) Karl Bonaventura Graf von Bucquoy (1571 – 1621)/Carl Kundmann (1838 – 1919)/1873 

(23) Albrecht von Wallenstein (Waldstein)  (1583 – 1634)/Ludwig Schimek (1837 – 1886)/1877 

(24) Matthias Graf Gallas (1584 – 1647)/Thomas Seidan (1830 – 1890)/1867 

(25) Johann Graf Aldringen (1588 – 1634)/Johann Meixner (1819 – 1872)/1865 

(26) Gottfried Graf zu Pappenheim (1594 – 1632)/Ludwig Schimek (1837 – 1886)/1868 

(27) Johann Graf Sporck (1601 – 1679)/Ludwig Schimek (1837 – 1886)/1879 

(28) Johann Freiherr von Werth (1590 – 1652)/Ludwig Schimek (1837 – 1886)/1868 

(29) Kaiser Ferdinand III. (1608 – 1657)/Emanuel Max Ritter von Wachstein (1810 – 1901)/1867 

(30) Raimund Fürst Montecuccoli (1609 –1680)/Thomas Greinwald (1821– 1875)/1869 

(31) Erzherzog Leopold Wilhelm (1614 – 1662)/Waldemar Schützinger/1867 

(32) Friedrich Graf Veterani (1630 – 1695)/Karl Costenoble (1837 – 1907)/1867 

(33) Ernst Rüdiger Graf Starhemberg (1638 – 1701)/Anton Dietrich (1799 – 1872)/1872 

(34) Herzog Karl V. von Lothringen (1643 – 1690)/Josef Anton Gröbmer (1812 – 1882)/1867 

(35) Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden (1655 – 1707)/Anton Schmidgruber (1837 – 1909)/1872 

(36) Guido Graf Starhemberg (1657 – 1737)/Franz Gastell (1840 – 1927)/1875 

(37) Prinz Eugen von Savoyen (1663 – 1736)/Carl Kundmann (1838 – 1919)/1869 

(38) Johann Graf Pálffy ab Erdöd (1663 – 1751)/Johann Preleuthner (1807 – 1897)/1869 

(39) Otto Ferdinand Graf von Abensperg u. Traun (1677 – 1748)/Johann Silbernagl (1836 – 1915)/1868 

(40) Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller (1683 – 1744)/Waldemar Schützinger/1866 

(41) Josef Wenzel Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein (1696 – 1772)/Vincenz Pilz (1816 – 1896)/1868 

(42) Maximilian Ulysses Graf Browne (1705 – 1757)/Matthias Purkhartshofer (1827 – 1893)/1867 

(43) Leopold Graf Daun (1705 – 1766)/Johann Silbernagl (1836 – 1915)/1871 

(44) Franz Graf Nádasdy auf Fogaras (1708 – 1783)/József Engel (1811 – 1901)/1866 

(45) Dagobert Graf Wurmser (1724 – 1797)/Angelo Malgrati/1867 

(46) Gideon Freiherr von Laudon (1717 – 1790)/Cyprian Godebski (1835 – 1909)/1864 

(47) Franz Graf Moritz von Lacy (1725 – 1801)/Cyprian Godebski (1835 – 1909)/1864 

(48) Karl Graf Clerfayt (1733 – 1798)/Thomas Seidan (1830 – 1890)/1867 

(49) Paul Freiherr Kray von Krajow (1735 – 1804)/Nikolaus Vay (1828 – 1886)/1868 

(50) Prinz Friedrich Josias von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1737 – 1815)/Franz Mitterlechner (1819 – 1884)/1868 

(51) Hieronymus Graf Colloredo-Mansfeld (1775 – 1822)/Emanuel Max Ritter von Wachstein (1810 – 1901)/1868 

(52) Johann J. Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein (1760 – 1836)/Vincenz Pilz (1816 – 1896)/1866 

(53) Andreas Hofer (1767 – 1809)/Johann Preleuthner (1807 – 1897)/1873 

(54) Vinzenz Freiherr von Bianchi (1768 – 1855)/Thomas Seidan (1830 – 1890)/1867 

(55) Erzherzog Karl (1771 – 1847)/Franz Pönninger (1832 – 1906)/1871 

(56) Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (1771 – 1820)/Emanuel Max Ritter von Wachstein (1810 – 1901)/1868 

(57) Joseph Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz (1766 – 1858)/Thomas Greinwald (1821 – 1875)/1867 

(58) Julius Freiherr von Haynau (1786 – 1853)/Vincenz Pilz (1816 – 1896)/1866 

(59) Alfred Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz (1787 – 1862)/Raimund Novak (1827 – 1879)/1866 

(60) Joseph Graf Jelačić von Bužim (1801 – 1859)/Nikolaus Vay (1828 – 1886)/1869