A List of the Mayors of Vienna

With approximately one fourth of the total population of Austria living in Vienna, the mayor of the capital is among the most important politicians of Austria. Especially with the rise of the Social Democrats in Vienna during the years following WWI, the town′s mayors could and still can rely on a solid majority and a high degree of freedom when it comes to decision making. In 1921, Vienna became a separate province. Therefore, the mayors are governors at the same time.

The 19th century City Hall of Vienna by the Ringstraße.

The role of the Viennese mayors under Habsburg rule varied over the course of the centuries. Naturally, the Viennese love to tell anecdotes of those that were particularly independent and self-confident. One story tells of Emperor Friedrich III, who was about to be forced to sign a treaty that would assign many privileges and a lot of freedom.

Wealthy burghers of Vienna had gathered around him in the old part of the Hofburg Palace with daggers in their hands, when his personal guards discovered the assault and arrested them. A bit of a tension between crown and town remained alive until Vienna finally outlived the Habsburg dynasty in 1919.

Mayors of Vienna under Archduke Habsburg Rule

Konrad Poll 1282
Heinrich Hansgraf 1285
Konrad von Eslarn 1287
Konrad Poll 1288-1305
Heinrich Chrannest 1305-1307
Dietrich von Kahlenberg 1307
Heinrich von der Neisse 1308
Niklas von Eslarn 1309-1313
Heinrich von der Neisse 1310
Niklas Poll 1313-1315
Hermann von St. Pölten 1316
Niklas von Eslarn 1316-1317
Hermann von St. Pölten 1318
Otto Wülfleinstorfer 1319-1323
Stephan Chriegler 1323
Niklas Poll 1324-1327
Stephan Chriegler 1327-1328
Heinrich Lang 1329-1330
Dietrich Urbetsch 1332-1333
Hermann Snaezl 1333-1334
Dietrich Urbetsch 1335-1337
Konrad von Eslarn 1337-1338
Berthold Poll 1338-1339
Konrad Wiltwerker 1340-1343
Hagen von Spielberg 1343-1344
Reinprecht Zaunrüd 1345-1347
Friedrich von Tierna 1348-1349
Dietrich Flusthart 1350-1351
Friedrich von Tierna 1352
Heinrich Würfel 1353
Dietrich Flusthart 1354
Haunold Schuchler the Older 1354
Leopold Polz 1355
Heinrich Straicher 1356-1357
Haunold Schuchler the Older 1357-1358
Leopold Polz 1358-1360
Heinrich Straicher 1359-1360
Haunold Schuchler the Older 1360-1361
Hans von Tierna 1362-1364
Friedrich Rüschl 1364
Lukas Popfinger 1365-1366
Thomas Swaeml 1366-1367
Niklas Würfel 1368-1370
Thomas Swaeml 1370-1371
Ulrich Rößl 1372-1374
Jans am Kienmarkt 1374-1376
Paul Holzkäufl 1376-1379
Jans am Kienmarkt 1379-1381
Paul Holzkäufl 1381-1386
Michael Geukramer 1386-1395
Paul Holzkäufl 1396
Paul Würfel 1396-1397
Jakob Dorn 1398
Hans Rockh 1398-1399
Paul Holzkäufl 1399-1400
Berthold Lang 1401
Paul Würfel 1401-1403
Haunold Schuchler the Younger 1402-1403
Konrad Vorlauf 1403-1404
Paul Würfel 1404-1405
Rudolf Angerfelder 1405-1406
Konrad Vorlauf 1406-1408
Konrad Rampersdorffer 1408
Hans Feldsberger 1408-1409
Paul Geyr 1410
Albrecht Zetter 1410-1411
Rudolf Angerfelder 1411-1419
Hans Musterer 1420-1421
Ulrich Gundloch 1422
Konrad Holzler the Older 1423-1425
Hans Scharffenberger 1425-1426
Paul Würfel der Jüngere 1427
Niklas Undermhimmel 1428-1429
Konrad Holzler the Older 1430-1433
Hans Steger 1434-1439
Niklas Undermhimmel 1438

Mayors of Vienna under Habsburg Roman Emperor Rule

Konrad Holzler the Older 1440-1441
Andre Hiltprant 1442
Hans Steger 1443
Hans Haringseer 1444-1446
Hans Steger 1447-1449
Konrad Holzler the Younger 1450-1451
Oswald Reicholf 1452
Niklas Teschler 1453
Oswald Reicholf 1454
Konrad Holzler the Younger 1455
Niklas Teschler 1456-1457
Thomas Schwarz 1457
Jakob Starch 1457-1460
Christian Prenner 1461-1462
Sebastian Ziegelhauser 1462
Wolfgang Holzer 1462-1463
Friedrich Ebmer 1463
Ulrich Metzleinstorffer 1464-1466
Martin Enthaimer 1467
Andreas Schönbrucker 1467-1473
Hans Heml 1473-1479
Laurenz Haiden 1479-1484
Stephan Een 1485-1486
Leonhard Radauner 1487-1489
Laurenz Taschendorfer 1489-1490
Stephan Een 1490
Paul Keck 1490-1493
Friedrich Geldreich 1494-1496
Paul Keck 1497-1499
Wolfgang Rieder 1500-1501
Leonhard Lackner 1502
Wolfgang Zauner 1503
Paul Keck 1504-1507
Sigmund Pernfuß 1507
Paul Keck 1508
Wolfgang Rieder 1509-1510
Hans Süß 1511-1512
Leonhard Pudmannsdorfer 1512
Hans Kuchler 1513
Friedrich Piesch 1514
Johann Kaufmann 1515
Hans Süß 1516
Hans Rinner 1516-1517
Leonhard Pudmannsdorfer 1518
Wolfgang Kirchhofer 1519-1520
Hans Süß 1520
Martin Siebenbürger 1520-1521
Gabriel Guetrater 1522-1524
Hans Süß 1524-1526
Roman Staudinger 1526
Sebastian Sulzbeck 1527
Wolfgang Treu 1528-1530
Sebastian Eysler 1531
Wolfgang Treu 1532-1533
Johann Pilhamer 1534-1535
Wolfgang Treu 1536-1537
Hermes Schallautzer 1538-1539
Paul Pernfuß 1540-1541
Stephan Tenck 1542-1546
Sebastian Schrantz 1547-1548
Sebastian Hutstocker 1549-1550
Christoph Hayden 1551-1552
Sebastian Hutstocker 1553-1555
Hans ▄bermann 1556-1557
Georg Prantstetter 1558-1559
Thomas Siebenbürger 1560-1561
Hermann Bayr 1562-1563
Matthias Brunnhofer 1564-1565
Hans ▄bermann 1566-1567
Georg Prantstetter 1568-1569
Hanns von Thau 1570-1571
Georg Prantstetter 1572-1573
Hanns von Thau 1574-1575
Christoph Hutstocker 1576-1577
Hanns von Thau 1578-1579
Bartholomäus Prantner 1580-1581
Hanns von Thau 1582-1583
Bartholomäus Prantner 1584-1585
Oswald Hüttendorfer 1586-1587
Hanns von Thau 1588-1589
Georg Fürst 1590-1591
Bartholomäus Prantner 1592-1595
Paul Steyrer 1596-1597
Oswald Hüttendorfer 1598-1599
Andreas Rieder 1600-1601
Georg Fürst 1602-1603
Augustin Haffner 1604-1607
Lukas Lausser 1608-1609
Daniel Moser 1610-1613
Veit Resch 1614-1615
Daniel Moser 1616-1622
Paul Wiedemann 1623-1625
Daniel Moser 1626-1637
Christoph Faßoldt 1638-1639
Konrad Bramber 1640-1645
Caspar Bernhardt 1646-1648
Johann Georg Dietmayr 1648-1653
Thomas Wolfgang Puechenegger 1654-1655
Johann Georg Dietmayr von Dietmannsdorf 1656-1659
Johann Christoph Holzner 1660-1663
Johann Georg Dietmayr von Dietmannsdorf 1664-1667
Johann Christoph Holzner 1667-1669
Daniel Lazarus Springer 1670-1673
Peter Sebastian Fügenschuh 1674-1677
Daniel Lazarus Springer 1678-1679
Johann Andreas von Liebenberg 1680-1683
Simon Stephan Schuster 1684-1687
Daniel Fockhy 1688-1691
Johann Franz Peickhardt 1692-1695
Jakob Daniel Tepser 1696-1699
Johann Franz Peickhardt 1700-1703
Jakob Daniel Tepser 1704-1707
Johann Franz Wenighoffer 1708-1712
Johann Lorenz Trunck von Guttenberg 1713-1716
Josef Hartmann 1717-1720
Franz Josef Hauer 1721-1724
Josef Hartmann 1725-1726
Franz Josef Hauer 1727-1728
Johann Franz Purck 1729-1730
Franz Daniel Knight of Bartuska 1731-1732
Andreas Ludwig Leitgeb 1733-1736
Johann Adam von Zahlheim 1737-1740
Peter Joseph Kofler 1741-1744
Andreas Ludwig Leitgeb 1745-1751
Peter Joseph Knight of Kofler 1751-1764
Leopold Franz Gruber 1764
Josef Anton Bellesini 1764-1767
Leopold Franz Gruber 1767-1773
Josef Georg Hörl 1773-1804

Mayors of Vienna under Habsburg Austrian Emperor Rule

Stephan Knight of Wohlleben 1804-1823
Anton Joseph Knight of Leeb 1835-1837
Ignaz Czapka 1838-1848
Johann Kaspar Baron of Seiller 1851-1861
Andreas Zelinka 1861-1868
Cajetan Baron of Felder 1868-1878
Julius Newald 1878-1882
Eduard Uhl 1882-1889
Johann Prix 1889-1894
Raimund Grübl 1894-1895
Hans von Friebeis 1895-1896

Mayors of Vienna with party affiliation (in brackets)

Josef Strobach 1896-1897 (CS, conservative)
Karl Lueger 1897-1910 (CS)
Josef Neumayer 1910-1912 (CS)
Richard Weiskirchner 1912-1919 (CS)

Mayors of Vienna in the First Republic (1919 to 1938)

Jakob Reumann 1919-1923 (SDAPÍ, social democrats)
Karl Seitz 1923-1934 (SDAPÍ)
Richard Schmitz 1934-1938 (VF, conservative/fascist)

Mayors of Vienna during the Third Reich (Nazis)

Hermann Neubacher 1938-1940 (NSDAP, Nazi)
Philipp Wilhelm Jung 1940-1943 (NSDAP)
Hanns Blaschke 1943-1945 (NSDAP)

Mayors of Vienna in the Second Republic (1945 to present)

Rudolf Prikryl 12. April-15. April 1945 (no party member)
Theodor Körner 1945-1951 (SPÍ, social democrat)
Franz Jonas 1951-1965 (SPÍ)
Bruno Marek 1965-1970 (SPÍ)
Felix Slavik 1970-1973 (SPÍ)
Leopold Gratz 1973-1984 (SPÍ)
Helmut Zilk 1984-1994 (SPÍ)
Michael Häupl since 1994 (SPÍ)

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Further Reading

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A list of all Austrian Monarchs

Austrian History in less than 1000 words

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