b. Trieste (Italy), Oct. 22, 1879, d. Rome (Italy), Dec. 18, 1957, banker. Manager of the Semperit rubber company before World War I, 1921 acquired the majority of stocks of the Alpine Montan AG, which he later ceded to the German Stinnes group; also founded the Austrian aviation company "Oesterreichische Luftfahrtsgesellschaft". Became rich in ventures during the period of inflation and built up a large art collection, in 1923 made a theatre in Vienna available to M. Reinhardt.
Literature#Smlg. C. C., 1923.