1891 – 1946
Who was Viktor Gutmann?
Baron Gutmann was born in Belišće on October 3, 1891 to a noble Croatian Jewish family Gutmann. His father, Baron Alfred Gutmann von Gelse und Belišće, was married to Ottilie Gutmann and his uncle was Baron Edmund Gutmann. Whole Gutmann family was awarded with a hereditary peer Baron von Gelse und Belišće. Baron Gutmann was married to Luise Gutmann with whom he had a son Franjo and daughter Nelly. He graduated as a mechanical engineer at the Vienna University of Technology. After graduation he served in the Austro-Hungarian Army on the Eastern Front during World War I. Baron Gutmann was awarded with Military Merit Medal and several others valor medals. After the war he returned to Belišće to work at his family company "H.S. Gutmann". At first he worked under his cousin Baron Artur Gutmann who was the oldest son of Baron Edmund Gutmann. After his cousin death, Baron Gutmann and his brother Ernest took over the company. Baron Gutmann and his brother have expanded the company, build up and developed Belišće.
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