Tomaselli is an Austrian family with several noted artists during the late 18th and 19th centuries.
It is descended from Giuseppe Tomaselli (1758–1836),who was born in Rovereto in the Prince-Bishopric of Trento, which later in his lifetime belonged to Austria and which is now in Italy. After studying music in Milan, he immigrated to Salzburg in 1781 to become a noted court chapel singer and music teacher in Salzburg and later in Vienna. Joseph Tomaselli was married to Antonia Honikel (1775–1846), a native of Landersdorf. They were the parents of Franz Tomaselli (1801–1846), who was a noted actor and comedian in Vienna; of Karl Tomaselli (1809–1887), who founded a famous coffee shop in Salzburg which still exists; of Ignaz Tomaselli (1812–1862), who was a prominent comedian and singer; and of Katharina Tomaselli (1811–1857), who was an opera singer and who was the mother of the actress and theatre director Josephine Gallmeyer (1838–1884).
One prominent member of the family is historian Sylvana Tomaselli, the wife of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, and daughter-in-law of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Her father Maximilian Karl Tomaselli was born in Salzburg.
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