Height of Military Cadets in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) 1731-1759, 1859-1906 (ICPSR 4371)

Published: Jun 29, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
John Komlos, University of Munich


Version V2

This data collection was designed to ascertain the physical stature of military cadets in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of human growth in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries in order to discover its salient changes up to the present. The data supply information on the cadet's age, year of birth, height, weight, and place of provenance.

Komlos, John. Height of Military Cadets in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) 1731-1759, 1859-1906 . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-06-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04371.v2

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1731 -- 1759

1859 -- 1906

(1) The documentation (codebook and SAS, SPSS and Stata setup files) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in some European languages. (2) There are two datasets for this study: one for year 1731-1759, and another for year 1859-1906.


Children in military schools and in an orphanage (unspecified).


Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Theresianische Militärakademie, Faszikel 311, 313-16

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Theresianische Militärakademie, Faszikel 434

administrative records data



2006-06-29 The Stata dictionary and system data files for Dataset 1 was corrected to set the storage type as double for numeric variables with more than nine significant digits.


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