Vivaldi - Four Seasons in Vienna
In 1741 Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi died in Vienna. He was buried a few meters from the Karlskirche at “Spitaler Gottesacker“ graveyard. Today his grave is missing.
In 1713, one year after the last great plague epidemic, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, pledged to build a church for his namesake patron saint, Charles Borromeo. 1741 Antonio Vivaldi was burried at Karlskirche. The church initially had a direct line of sight to the imperial Hofburg Palace and also used to be the imperial patronage parish until 1918