Ernst Marboe (Schriftsteller)

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Ernst Marboe (* 26 January 1909 in Vienna; † 28 September 1957 ibid) was an Austrian writer, cultural manager and civil servant.


Marboe, a technician whose wife was the cousin of Leopold Figl’s wife,[1] had good relations with politicians of the Christian Socialists and the later ÖVP. As a student functionary of the Catholic Cartellverband (he was a member of the K.A.V. Bajuvaria Vienna fraternity) he, together with Josef Klaus (Rudolfina), took on the function of a trustee of the student body at the University of Vienna from 1933.[2]

In 1936 Marboe entered the service of the government of Lower Austria

From 1945, Marboe headed the cultural department in the Federal Press Service as a confidant of the ÖVP. He headed the Austrian Federal Theatre Administration from 1953. Marboe was the founder and managing director of the Austria Wochenschau in 1949. He wrote, together with the SPÖ man Rudolf Brunngraber, the script for the film 1. April 2000, which premiered in 1952 and was supposed to deal with the longing of the Austrians for the State Treaty. He also dealt with Indian poetry. He was buried at the Hietzing cemetery.[3]

Marboe is the father of Ernst Wolfram Marboe and Peter Marboe.


  • Das Österreich-Buch, Verlag der Österreichischen Staatsdruckerei Vienna 1948.
  • ? Yes – oui – o.k. – njet, Verlag der Österreichischen Staatsdruckerei Vienna 1954.

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Individual references

  1. Friedrich Öhl: 2005 – a year of anniversaries (footnote 14) (PDF file; 208 kB)
  2. Stephan Neuhäuser: Wir werden ganze Arbeit leisten: Der austrofaschistische Staatsstreich 1934, BoD 2004, p. 116.
  3. Ernst Marboe in the search for deceased at