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Epstein, Gustav Ritter von#

Epstein, Gustav, Ritter* von, b. Prague (Czech Republic), 1827, d. Vienna, Sept. 23, 1879, banker, managed his father's cotton factories in Bohemia until 1854, then founded and managed a private bank in Vienna; director of the "Privileged Austrian National Bank" and vice president of the "Imperial Privileged Austrian-Oriental Bank" in Trieste; 1868-1871 had the E. Palace, both bank and residence, constructed by the architect Baron T. von Hansen on Dr. Karl Renner Ring in Vienna (1922-1938 and since 1958 headquarters of the Vienna City School Board, 1945-1955 headquarters of the Soviet city command).