b. Vienna, April 17, 1825, d. Vienna, Oct. 19, 1882. Folk singer, theatre manager and playwright. In 1862 opened a theatre for musical plays in the Vienna Prater. Under the guidance of F. and J. Matras, the theatre, which was known as F.-Theatre, became the most important stage for the singers of classic popular Viennese songs from 1865. Manager of the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna in 1865/66 and from 1871-1877. Wrote Viennese songs, couplets ("Na, nur ka Wasser net, na, na, des mag i net"), popular plays and farces.
Literature#M. Blau, Das alte F.-Theater im Prater, 1930; O. Wladika, Von J. F. zu J. Jarno, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1961.