Badeni - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Badeni (1904)
Badeni, Kazimierz, Austrian statesman of Polish nationality, born on October 14th 1846 in Surochovo in Galizien (the family originated from Italy), became stadholder of Galicia in 1888 and Austrian prime minister in 1895, as well as minister of the interior. His unlucky attempt by concessions to the Slavs of Bohemia and Moravia to bring about a new Ausgleich with Hungary resulted in the fateful language ordinnances of 1897, which caused his fall in November that year. See under Austria.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Badeni
Badeni, Kasimir, Count, Austrian statesman, born on October 14th 1846 in Suruchovo in Galicia, from a family originating from Italy, studied law, after a brief service with the Galician stadholderate was called into the ministry of the interior, in 1879 entrusted with the stadholder's expositure in Cracow, left state service in 1886, was appointed stadholder of Galicia in 1888. Appointed prime minister on October 2nd 1895, his first program with the hint on the "forward-shining culture of the German people" achieved general satisfaction. The new electoral reform (May 7th 1896) and other laws (sugar tax) were passed with great majority. But when he tried to win over the Czechs for the Ausgleich with Hungary (to be renewed in 1897) by issuing an ordinnance on the official language in Bohemia and Moravia on April 5th 1897, he met the determined opposition of the Germans. The resignation of the cabinet offered by him was rejected, but already in May storms began in parliament, which intensified in the fall session, and which lead to an obstruction from November 25th to 27th, which could not even be overcome by altering the agenda and bringing in police. On November 28th Badeni was granted his demission. On September 25th, in a duel with the German-Bohemian deputee Wolf he was slightly wounded.
source in German, posted by Zeno


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