Auersperg - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries



Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,


Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Auersperg (1904)
Auersperg, Adolf, Prince, brother of the former, Austrian statesman, born in 1821, died in 1885, as member of the Bohemian diet (since 1867) and of the Austrian House of Lords (since 1868) belonged to the so-called loyalists to the constitution (German Liberal Party) and, after by his energetic support for constitution and unity of the Empire having contributed to the fall of cabinet Hohenwart, in 1871 became Austrian prime minister. As such he pushed through the long overdue electoral reform and, after difficult negotiations and conflicts, the Ausgleich of 1878 with Hungary. Because of the latter his relation with the majority of the loyalists to the constitution strained, and as the latter deserted him even in the Oriental question, in the fall of 1878 he requested his demission, and after having taken care of daily affairs for a number of months, resigned in February 1879, from which time on until his death he served as president of the supreme audition court.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Auersperg
Auersperg, Adolf Prince of, brother of the former, born on July 21st 1821, died on January 5th 1885 on castle Goldegg near Sankt Pölten, became officer, left the army in 1860 and administrated his estates. In 1867 elected by the Constitutional Party of the Bohemian estate owners and appointed Bohemian supreme marshall, for three years he presided over the often stormy debates of the Bohemian diet with objectivity and care. In the March of 1870 he came to Salzburg as territorial president, where he courageously fought for the constitution and the preservation of the unity of the state. The fall of the cabinet Hohenwart-Schäffle in November 1871 brought Auersperg to the lead of the Cisleithanian government, which he conducted strictly in accordance to the constitution. The implementation of the Ausgleich with Hungary, brought about in 1877 after lengthy negotiations by the personal interference of the Emperor, resulted in a conflict arising between cabinet and the majority of the Reichsrat, which was unwilling to accept the concessions to Hungary and an increase of customs tariffs. The resignation offered by Auersperg was not accepted by the Emperor, and in June 1878 Auersperg finally succeeded to get the last points of the Ausgleich, against the opposition of most members of the Constitutional Party, accepted. As the Constitutional Party also deserted him in his Oriental policy, Auersperg again requested his resignation, which was approved mid February 1879. He was appointed president of the supreme audition court.
source in German, posted by Zeno





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