Gautsch von Frankenthurn - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Gautsch von Frankenthurn (1908)
Gautsch von Frankenthurn, Paul, baron, Austrian statesman, born on February 26th 1851 in Vienna, joined the ministry of education in 1874 and soon was promoted, in 1881 became director of the Theresianum, was appointed minister of education in 1885, elevated to baron in 1890. In 1893 he resigned together with Taaffe, but again took the portfolio of education in the cabinet Badeni (October 1895 - November 1897). After the resignation of the latter, Gautsch von Frankenthurn himself became prime minister and minister of the interior, but resigned already in March 1898, as his changes to Badeni's language ordinnance for Bohemia did not satisfy the German Liberal element in the Reichsrat. Again appointed prime minister on December 31st 1904 after the fall of Körber, he had to fight through a number of union disputes with the Hungarians. In Austria's domestic policy he is of importance because he took on the question of the introduction of the universal voting right and the abolition of the old representation by class. His liberal proposal for a reform of representation met the resistance of the privileged estate owners, especially among the Poles, so that Gautsch von Frankenthurn already in April 1906 was forced to resign, after having laid the foundation to this great reform, which afterward - after the cabinet Hohenlohe fell within a few months - by new concessions and compromises in 1907 was pushed through by von Beck in 1907. Since 1895 Gautsch von Frankenthurn was lifetime member of the House of Lords.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Gautsch von Frankenthurn
Gautsch von Frankenthurn, Paul, Baron, Austrian minister, born on February 26th 1851 in Vienna, studied law there, in 1874 was called by Stremayr into the ministry of culture, in 1881 became director of the Theresianum, in November 1885 after Conrad von Eybesfeld became minister for culture and education in cabinet Taaffe, fell with the cabinet in November 1893. He did not belong to the succeeding coalition government, but was appointed curator of the Theresianum, after having been elevated to baron in 1889. In 1895 appointed member of the House of Lords, on September 30th that year he joined cabinet Badeni as minister of education, and after the fall of the latter at the end of November 1897 he formed a new cabinet consisting exclusively of state officials, in which he took the presidency and the portfolio of the interior. But he proved incapable of maintaining the peace between the nations, and on March 5th 1898 he resigned with his entire cabinet, and became president of the supreme board of audition.
source in German, posted by Zeno


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