Plener - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries



Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,


Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Plener (1915)
Plener, Ignaz von, Austrian statesman, born on May 21st 1810 in Vienna, died there on February 17th 1908., after the conclusion of law studies joined state service in 1836, had run through all levels of the financial administration, when in December 1860 he was appointed minister of finances in the cabinet Schmerling. He worked toward a reform of the direct tax, but had little fortune in his office, and in July 1865 resigned as minister of finances. From December 1867 to April 1870 he served as minister of trade in the Liberal-Centralist cabinet which for a time was lead by Prince Auersperg, later by K. Giskra and L. Hasner Plener also for a number of years was member of the Bohemian diet and of the Austrian Chamber of Deputees, and in 1873 was given a seat for lifetime in the Austrian House of Lords.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Plener
Plener, Ignaz Edler von, Austrian statesman, born on May 21st 1810 in Vienna, after concluded studies of law entered the state service in 1835, in 1814 (!) became financial consellor in Eger, then came to Prague, was called to Pest and Pressburg in 1851 to organize financial authorities in Hungary, where he lead the department of the financial direction. In 1857 he became director of finances in Lemberg. In 1859 he was called to Vienna, where he joined the permanent Reichsrat and in 1860 first provisionally, than in the cabinet Schmerling permanently too charge of the portfolio of finances. The reestablishment of the ministry of trade and the bank law were the most important reforms credited to him. Together with the entire cabinet he resigned on July 27th 1865, but in the Liberal-Centralist burgher cabinet Giskra-Herbst he took the portfolio of trade, improved the railroad system, reorganized the chambers of commerce. From January 15th to February 3rd interimist he held the post of prime minister, until Hasner took over the latter. On April 7th 1870 he definitively left office. From then onward he served as the delegate for Eger, until on October 13th 1873 he was appointed member of the House of Lords, in which in 1882 he strongly argued for the introduction of a personal income tax.
source in German, posted by Zeno





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