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Grafin Maria Misa von Wydenbruck-Esterhazy (1859-1926).

  • Profession: Financier.
  • Residences: Vienna.
  • Relation to Mahler: Friend to Gustav and Alma. She had a close friendship with Gustaf Mahler. It is well known that Gustav Mahler gave Tinette a photo of himself with a quote from Die Walküre. He also gave Misa himself a rough version of the finale of the Second Symphony, dated 13-06-1894. Mahler invited the countess to some rehearsals and made available to the artists the numerous charity events. When he resigned in 1907, she was one of those who wanted to dissuade him through an open letter.
  • Correspondence with Mahler: Yes.
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  • Born: 08-05-1859 Vienna, Austria.
  • Maried: 09-09-1883 Graf/Count August Willem Maria von Wydenbruck (1857-1905).
  • Three children of her and August: Grafin Clementine (Tinette) von Ruzicic-von Wydenbruck (1884), Grafin Gabriele Desfours-von Wydenbruck (1886-1955) and Count Wilhelm von Wydenbruck (1890). Clementine married Nikolaus von Ruzicic, Edler von Sanadol. Gabriele married Nikolaus Desfours-Walderode.
  • Other child in the family: Gabriele Karoline des Fours (1886-1955).
  • Died: 29-08-1926 Vienna, Austria. Aged 67.
  • Buried: 01-09-1926 Central cemetery, Vienna, Austria. Grave 55-B-23.

Countess Mária Esterházy de Galántha, Mária Gräfin Esterházy (called Misa).  

She was considered during her lifetime as a great patron of literature and music. She led Mark Twain, who visited in the period from 1897 to 1899 Vienna, into the society and organized a breakfast of Mark Twain with Peter Nansen. Even with Arthur Schnitzler she had close contact and described him at that time as: peculiar and subtle phenomena of modern literature.

Besides literature, music was their second interest: She collected money and donated a Stradivarius for Arnold Rosé, the legendary leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and first violinist of the world-famous Rosé Quartet. She had a close friendship with Gustav Mahler. 

  • Mahler gave Misa a rough cut of the finale of the Second Symphony, dated 13-06-1894. Mahler invited the Countess to rehearsals and offered musicians for charity events. When he submitted his resignation in 1907 she was one of those who wanted to stop him through an open letter. Her  former admirer Jesko von Puttkamer baptized in 1890 in her honor a place in present-day Togo in the name Misahöhe (Missahoe).
  • It is known that Gustav Mahler's gave her daughter Tinette (born 1884) a photo of themselves with a quote from Die Walküre. It was in 1900 when Mahler met her and Tinette was 16 years old. She was nurse in a military hospital in military hospital, Vienna 1915.  Ruzicic lived in Vienna and appears to have been a good friend of Alma Mahler prior to Alma's emigration. During the war Ruzicic had contact with Alma's stepfather, Carl Moll, and her half-sister, Maria Eberstaller. Clarice Rothschild was a mutual friend of Ruzcic and Alma. Comtesse Tinette von Rusicic born Countess Wydenbruck Esterhazy.

Comtesse Tinette von Rusicic born Countess Wydenbruck-Esterhazy. Nurse in a military hospital in military hospital in Vienna 1915.

Comtesse Tinette von Rusicic born Countess Wydenbruck-Esterhazy.

Grafin Maria Misa von Wydenbruck-Esterhazy (1859-1926).

In this grave:

  1. Her husband: August Graf Wydenbruck (born: 00-08-1857, died: 22-11-1905). Aged 48.
  2. Grafin Maria Misa von Wydenbruck-Esterhazy (1859-1926). Aged 67.
  3. Her daughter: Gabriele Grafin Desfours-Walderode (born: 20-04-1886, died: 20-10-1955). Aged 69.
  4. Her son in law, husband of Clementine: Nikolaus Ruzicic Edler von Sandol (born: 10-08-1875, died: 08-11-1955). Aged 80. General-major.
  5. Her daughter: Clementine von Ruzicic (born: 08-06-1884, died: 28-12-1971). Aged 88.
  6. Isabel von Ruzicic (born: 20-07-1918, died: 24-09-1985). Aged 67.

See also Galanta house, Slovakia. From 1421 owned by the House of Esterházy.