Klemens von Metternich

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Klemens Wenzel Fürst von Metternich
Prince Metternich by Lawrence.jpeg
Portrait o Prince Metternich (1815[nb 1]) bi Sir Thomas Lawrence.
Prince o Metternich
1st State Chancellor o the Austrian Empire
In office
25 Mey 1821 – 13 Mairch 1848
Monarch Francis I (1821–1835)
Ferdinand I (1835–1848)
Precedit bi Wenzel Anton, Prince o Kaunitz-Rietberg (as State Chancellor o Austrick in the Haly Roman Empire)
Succeedit bi Coont Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky (as Meenister-Preses)
2nt Foreign Meenister o the Austrick Empire
In office
8 October 1809 – 13 Mairch 1848
Monarch Francis I (1809–1835)
Ferdinand I (1835–1848)
Precedit bi Coont Warthausen
Succeedit bi Coont Charles-Louis de Ficquelmont
Personal details
Born 15 May 1773 (1773-05-15)
Koblenz, Electorate o Trier
Dee'd 11 June 1859 (1859-06-12) (aged 86)
Vienna, Austrick Empire
Naitionality German Austrick
Spoose(s) Princess Eleonore von Kaunitz (m. 1795–1825)
Baroness Antoinette Leykam (m. 1827–29)
Coontess Melanie Zichy-Ferraris (m. 1831–54)
Bairns
  • Wi Eleonore:
    Maria Leopoldina, Coontess Esterházy de Galántha
    Franz Karl Johann Georg
    Klemens Eduard
    Franz Karl Viktor
    Klementine Marie Octavie
    Maria Antonia
    Leontine Adelheid, Coontess Sándor de Szlavnicza
    Hermine Gabriele (Henrietta)
  • Wi Antoinette:
    Richard Klemens Josef Lothar Hermann
  • Wi Melanie:
    Melanie, Coontess Zichy de Zich et Vásonykeö
    Klemens
    Paul Klemens Lothar
    Maria Emilia Stephania
    Lothar Stephan August
  • Wi Katharina Bagration
    (illegitimate, acknawledged): Marie-Klementine Bagration
Parents Franz Georg Karl, Graf von Metternich-Winneburg an Coontess Beatrix Kagenegg
Eddication Varsity o Strasbourg, Varsity o Mainz
Kent for The Congress o Vienna, Meenister o State, Conservatism, Concert o Europe
Religion Catholic

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (full name German: Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein, anglicised as Clement Wenceslas Lothair, Prince von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein; 15 Mey 1773 – 11 Juin 1859[1]) wis a politeecian an statesman o Rhenish extraction an ane o the maist important diplomats o his era, servin as the Austrick Empire's Foreign Meenister frae 1809 an Chancellor frae 1821 till the liberal revolutions o 1848 forced his resignation.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The wirk wis probably revised during a seicont set o sittins in 1818/9 (Royal Collection 2013).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Palmer 1972, pp. 5–6, 339