Fligely August 
(26.09.1811– 12.04.1879)

Austrian general, military cartographer. 
Born in Tarnow. In 1829, after graduating from the Military Academy in Neustadt, he enlisted in the army with the rank of infantry lieutenant. From 1836 he served in the Quartermaster General Headquarters, from where he was transferred to the Imperial Chasseurs Regiment in 1852 and appointed a rapporteur in the Military Department of the Main Directorate of the Army. 
In 1853, Fliegel became the head of the Imperial Royal Military-Geographical Institute in Vienna, with a return transfer to the Quartermaster General Headquarters.He held this post until April 1872, with a short break in 1859, when in the rank of Adjutant General of the 4th Army he participated in a military campaign. 
In April 1872 he retired.


Cape Fligeli

(photo by EA Gusev)


During the 19-year-old leadership of the Military Geographical Institute, Fleegeli did a lot for the development of this institution and the first-class organization of the domestic cartographic service. He gained wide popularity by rendering great services in the triangulation and mapping of his country, as well as in the European degree measurement in 1861. Under him in the late 1860s, a topographic and geodetic survey of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy was conceived and started, which ended after his death in 1887. Upon his retirement, Fligeli until 1875 remained the president of the Austrian commission of degree measurement. 
He died in Vienna. 
Cape in the north of the island of Rudolph, the northernmost point of the archipelago Franz Josef Land. Opened and named on April 12, 1874, by J. Payer.


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