1861-1879 Kraljevec, Wiener-Neustadt

Rudolf Steiner was born in Kraljevec (then Austria, today Croatia) on February 27, 1861, as the first child of Franziska and Johann Steiner, from Lower Austria.

The family moved several times because of his father’s work, first as a telegrapher and then as a station master with the Austrian South Railway: Mödling in 1862, Pottschach in 1863 and Neudörfl in 1869.

Sister Leopoldine was born in 1864; brother Gustav in 1866. 1879 Abitur with honors.