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Tomaselli is an Austrian family with several noted artists during the late 18th and 19th centuries.

It is descended from Giuseppe Tomaselli (1758–1836), [1] 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; [2] 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). [3] [4]

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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  1. Tomaselli, Giuseppe,
  2. The owner families | Café Tomaselli on the Alter Markt, Salzburg
  3. Tomaselli, berühmte Künstlerfamilie, Allgemeine deutsche Biographie , vol. 38, p. 437–438, Leipzig, 1894
  4. Gerhard Ammerer: Giuseppe Tomaselli 1758–1836. Eine biographische Skizze des Salzburger Hoftenors uns Gesangspädagogen aus Anlass seines 250. Geburtstags. In: Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde, vol. 148 (2008), p. 89-104 ISSN   0435-8279