Austrian teacher and topographer.
Born in Alstatt (Schoenberg district in Moravia), he attended
lectures in Vienna. From 1840 he was the home teacher of the Prince
In 1850 Becker joined the College Council in Lower Austria, and
in this post he did a lot to improve school education, published a
number of very common textbooks.
he was invited to teach at the Crown Prince Rudolf and the Duchess
Gizella, and from 1869 he headed the private library of the imperial
The historical works of Becker are mainly devoted to the history
of the Austrian Empire and the study of the topographical conditions
of Lower Austria.
An island in
the north of the archipelago Franz-Josef Land. Opened
and named in 1874, by Yu.