unbekannter Gast

Born, Ignaz Edler von Pseudonym Johannes Physiophilus#

b. Alba Iulia, Rumania (then Karlsburg), Dec. 26, 1742, d. Vienna, July 24, 1791, mineralogist and palaeontologist, from 1776 curator of the Imperial Mineralogical Collections; left the Jesuit Order and became the Master of a Masonic Lodge called "Zur wahren Eintracht", editor of the "Journal fuer Freymaurer"; Mozart probably modelled the role of Sarastro in "The Magic Flute" on B.; members of B.´s circle included J. B. Alxinger, A. Blumauer, G. von Leon, J. Pezzl, J. F. von Ratschky and J. Richter.


H. Reinalter (ed.), Die Aufklaerung in Oe. I. B. und seine Zeit, 1991.