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Height of Soldiers in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy), 1713-1929 (ICPSR 4280)

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This data collection was designed to ascertain the physical stature of the male population of Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. The data supply information on soldiers' age, year of birth, height, place of residence, skill level, and urban residence.

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DS1:  Austria and Hungary Heights - Download All Files (2.7 MB)
DS2:  Habsburg Monarchy Heights - Download All Files (51.6 MB)

Study Description


Komlos, John. Height of Soldiers in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy), 1713-1929 . ICPSR04280-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-07-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04280.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, physical appearance, physical characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Hungary, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1713--1929

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983--1984

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Soldiers of the Austrian-Hungarian (Habsburg) monarchy born from 1713 to 1929.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Sample:   inap.

Data Source:

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Musterlisten, Standestabellen (1770-1819)

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Grundbücher (1820-1867)

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Stellungslisten (1867-1913)

Hadtönéti Levéltár, Budapest, Hungary. Kiegészitö parancsnokságok állitási lajstroma (1867-1945)


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