b. Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 10, 1853, d. Leitmeritz (Litomeřice, Czech Republic), Sept. 20, 1913, secondary school teacher and headmaster at Leitmeritz; although he never visited the Philippines, he was one of the most knowledgeable students of Philippine affairs of his time. Personal friend of the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal (correspondence).
Publication#Versuch einer Ethnographie der Philippinen, 1882.
Literature#H. Sichrovsky, Der Revolutionaer von Leitmeritz, 1983; idem, F. B.: An Austrian Life for the Philippines, 1987.