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Egger, Max Thaddäus Graf von#

b. Leoben (Styria), Feb. 10, 1734, d. Vienna, May 15, 1805, mining industrialist; father of Count Franz J. N. von Egger; grandfather of Count Ferdinand von Egger. Took over the Treibach foundry (Carinthia), acquired by his great uncle in 1698; from 1766, developed the Treibach blast furnace into one of the largest and most productive in Europe. Built Austria's first steel casting foundry and plate rolling mill in Lippitzbach (lower Carinthia) from 1793-1795.