Auersperg - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries



Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,


Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Bach (1904)
Auersperg, Karlos (Karl Wilhelm), Prince, Austrian statesman, born in 1814, died in 1890, in 1846-1847 in the Bohemian diet he joined the German-Bohemian Progress Party among the nobles, was leader of the Liberal Party in the diet since 1861, where, together with the National Party, strongly promoted the constitution and the unity of the state. The same political principles and the German influence in Austria he also promoted as president of the Austrian House of Lords 1861-1867 and 1871-1879, and as Austrian prime minister for a part of 1868. Auersperg from 1872 to 1883 was supreme marshall of Bohemia; in the last mentioned year he withdrew from political life.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Belcredi
Auersperg, Karlos (Karl Wilhelm), Prince, Austrian statesman, born on May 1st 1814, died on January 4th 1890 in Vienna, served for some time in the military, then lived on his estates where he pursued his aesthetic and literary interests. In 1846-1847 in the Bohemian diet he joined the German-Bohemian Progress Party of the nobles. At the beginning of constitutional government in Austria Schmerling appointed him hereditary member of the House of Lords, as the president of which he served. Here, as well as in the Bohemian diet, he proved himself an eloquent and witty protagonist of constitution and of the unity of the state. In 1868 he became president of the "burgher cabinet" Herbst-Giskra-Berger. When Beust, in January 1868, behind Auersperg's back negotiated with the Czechs over an Ausgleich, Auersperg demonstratively withdrew to his estates, and in September was granted his demission. After his younger brother Anton was appointed cabinet chief, he resumed his function as president of the House of Lords. In 1872 he was appointed Supreme Marshall of the Bohemian diet. He supported the policy of the cabinet. After the resignation of the latter in 1879 he resigned as president of the House of Lords, and in 1883 as Bohemian Supreme Marshall.
source in German, posted by Zeno





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