Grasel Grasl, Johann Georg#
Grasel (Grasl), Johann Georg, b. Nove Syrovice, Czech Republic (then Neuserowitz), April 4, 1790, d. Vienna, Jan. 31, 1818 (executed), "robber chief". Deserted soldier, roamed the northern part of Lower Austria for years, caught towards the end of 1815 in Moertersdorf near Horn; legends depicted him both as a dangerous and a noble robber.
Literature#H. Hitz (ed.) J. G. G. - Raeuber ohne Grenzen, 21994; R. Bletschacher, Der Grasel, 21995.