Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria

Archduke Ludwig Salvator
Count of Neuendorf
Ludwig Salvator von Österreich-Toskana.jpg
Born (1847-08-04)4 August 1847
Florence
Died 12 October 1915(1915-10-12) (aged 68)
Schloss Brandeis, Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, Bohemia
Full name
( Italian: Luigi Salvatore Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Dominico Raineri Ferdinando Carlo Zenobio Antonino)
( German: Ludwig Salvator Maria Joseph Johann Baptist Dominicus Rainerius Ferdinand Carl Zenobius Antonin )
(English: Louis Salvador Maria Joseph John Baptist Dominic Rainer Ferdinand Charles Zenobius Anthony)
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Mother Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies

Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, in Italian Luigi Salvatore Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Dominico Raineri Ferdinando Carlo Zenobio Antonino, in German Ludwig Salvator Maria Joseph Johann Baptist Dominicus Rainerius Ferdinand Carl Zenobius Antonin ( Florence, 4 August 1847 - Schloss Brandeis, Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, Bohemia, 12 October 1915), is known as a champion for Majorca's wildlife, in an era when the term " conservation" meant nothing. The Balearic Islands are commemorating the centenary of the death of Archduke Ludwig Salvator during 2015.

Ludwig Salvator settled on Majorca, buying up unimproved areas of land in order to preserve and enjoy them. His main residence of Son Marroig, near the village of Deià, is now a museum. Much of what was his property now belongs to the American actor Michael Douglas, notably the Moorish style palace ' S'Estaca' that Ludwig converted from a ruined old manor house.

About 1895, at Přerov nad Labem, Bohemia, he founded the first open-air museum in Central and Eastern Europe.

Works

Old Bohemian House in Přerov nad Labem, Czech Republic - the first open-air museum in Central and Eastern Europe (1895)

He wrote a book on insects at the age of 22 and also the nine-volume book Die Balearen (The Balearic Islands).