Karl Lueger

Karl Lueger

Born: October 24, 1844

Died: March 10, 1910

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Biography: Karl Lueger was an Austrian politician, mayor of Vienna, and leader and cofounder the Austrian Christian Social Party. He is credited with the transformation of the city of Vienna into a modern city. The populist and anti-Semitic politics of his Christian Social Party are sometimes viewed as a model for Hitler's Nazism.