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The first photographs of Wallachia’s capital city, Bucharest, were taken in 1856, by an Austrian photographer Ludwig Angerer. He held a Ph.D. degree also.

During the two years he spent in Bucharest, apart from his pharmacist duties, during his spare time, Angerer practiced photography, taking some of the earliest photos of Bucharest, showing parts of the city before they were redeveloped during the late 19th century.

Among the famous people he photographed: Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Emperor Franz Josef and Richard Wagner.