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Gunter Fronius
Gunter Fronius
Birth: 11 November 1907
Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (now Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania)
Death: 21 July 2015
Pettenbach, Upper Austria, Austria
Age: 107 years, 250 days
Country: RomaniaROUAustriaAUT
Centenarian

Gunter Fronius [Romanian:Günter Fronius] (11 November 1907 – 21 July 2015) was a Romanian-Austrian centenarian, entrepreneur, and the founder of Fronius International GmbH.

Biography

He was born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (now Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania) on 11 November 1907. He obtained his engineering degree from Breslau University of Technology in 1945.

A Transylvanian Saxon, Fronius holds the honorific professional title of Kommerzialrat for "long-standing Merit to the Republic of Austria". In 2007 he was presented with the Julius Raab Medal, the highest Austrian award for economics, by Dr. Josef Puhringer, Governor of Upper Austria, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

Fronius died in Pettenbach, Upper Austria, Austria on 21 July 2015 at the age of 107 years, 250 days.

References


Austria's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Leopold VietorisSamuel Botscher • Unknown • Anton Bohdal • Johann Bogl • Wilhelm Mahler • Franz Harrer • Josef Kastenhuber • Leopold Engleitner • Albin Pichler • Gunter Fronius • Felix Madl • Franz Peter Winkler • Theodor Zafred • Johann Diesenhofer • Josef Pux • Julius Frauerwieser • Leopold Kriegbaum • Johann Simair • Otto Filipsky • Josef SchadlerMarko FeingoldAlois MayrhoferAnton KronbergerFranz Wielander

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