Austrian writer and translator; born at Iglau, Moravia, Nov. 10, 1855. He attended the gymnasium of his native city and the University of Vienna. In 1876 he turned to journalism and founded the weekly "Alma Mater," which he conducted till 1881. Breitenstein compiled: "Akademischer Kalender der Oesterreichischen Hochschulen"; "Kommersbuch der Wiener Studenten," 1880, 3d ed. 1890; "Sammlung der Bedeutendsten Reden des Oesterreichischen Parlaments." He is also the author of several pamphlets, essays, humoristic sketches, and of translations from the English, and was the editor of the "Wiener Correspondenz" and the "Allgemeine Juristen-Zeitung."
- Eisenberg, Das Geistige Wien, i. 52.