Meet Karl Gega, the Albanian who lies near Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Meet Karl Gega, the Albanian

 Carl (Ritter) von Ghega or in Albanian Karl Gega, was the most renowned engineer of his time, he was born on January 10, 1802 in Venice. 

Ghega was of Albanian descent. Ghega's bones are located in the pantheon of the most prominent people of Austria, near Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Alois Negrell. 

Carl (Ritter) von Ghega-Karl Gega

Parents of Ghega were of Albanian descent, this is evidenced by the researcher and albanologist Robert Elsie, when he says that Ghega's parents were of Albanian ancestry. Even other scholars acknowledge the fact of Ghega's ancestry.

The monumental Tomb of Karl Ritter von Gega

Meet Karl Gega, the Albanian
Karl Ghega studied in Padua, Italy, where at the age of 17 received the title of Doctor of Mathematical Sciences. His career as an engineer began with road and waterworks construction in Venice. Then he studied rail science in England and other European countries.

Semmering Rail - a Karl Gega work
Meet Karl Gega, the Albanian
On June 22, 1869, the Austrian Architects and Engineers Association inaugurated in Semmering, Austria, the monument devoted to the world's most famous mountain railroad projector and builder, one who rejected one of the main dogma of English engineering science over the impossibility of building mountain railways; Karl Gega made possible to raise the train in a previously unprecedented altitude - about 1000 meters above sea level.

In honor of Ghega, the street in the Austrian town of Vilach holds its name
Meet Karl Gega, the Albanian
Ghega died on March 14, 1860 in Vienna from the consequences of tuberculosis. The religious ceremony was held in Vienna's Main Cathedral, St. Stephen (Stephansdom), and the body was buried in the Währinger cemetery in Vienna. In 1887, when these cemeteries were removed, the sarcophagus with the remains of Ghega was placed in the pantheon of the most prominent people of Austria, like Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Alois Negrelli./Oculus News

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