Augustin, Vinzenz Freiherr von#
b. Pest (Hungary), March 27, 1780, d. Vienna, March 6, 1859, cartographer and general; father of Baron Ferdinand von Augustin. Drew up a plan for the mapping and triangulation of the Franzian Cartographical Register, wrote the textbook "Elementary Geometry" and constructed several geodetic instruments. Set up the "rocket corps", which he commanded until 1838; supervised the construction of the Vienna Arsenal.
Literature#H. Neuhold, Der Raketenmacher. V. Frh. v. A. und der technische Fortschritt in der k. k. Armee, master's thesis, Vienna 1998.