Högelmüller, Georg Ritter von#
b. Vienna, Feb. 6, 1770, d. Vienna, April 14, 1826, officer. From 1803 in the army, badly wounded in the battle of Wagram, 1810 promotion to major. His greatest merit was the founding of a mutual fire insurance company. Despite great effort, this private insurance company was registered only 19 years later in 1824. In honour of his initiatives in founding the fire insurance company, he was granted honorary citizenship of the towns of Krems, Stein and Tulln.
Literature#W. Rohrbach, Versicherungsgeschichte Oe., 4 vols., 1988; OeBL.