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Count Ferdinand von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg
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Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff (born 28 July 1950), is[when?] the Austrian ambassador in Prague. He belongs to the aristocratic Austrian-Moravian mediatised nobility Trauttmansdorff. He is also referred to by his noble name, His Illustrious Highness Count Ferdinand von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg.
Training and career
From 1970 to 1971 Trauttmansdorff completed the one-year voluntary military service in Austria.
After this he began to study law at the University of Graz. After graduation he served a one-year military service with the UN Forces in Cyprus. From 1975-1979 he worked as a study and research assistant and later as an assistant professor at the Institute for International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz.
Then he studied European Law at the Collège d'Europe in Bruges. With his education and previous professional career, he succeeded in entering the Austrian foreign service in 1981. In his first years in the Austrian Foreign Service, he worked as a lecturer at the Austrian Mission in Geneva. In 1985, he was working at the Austrian Embassy in Bucharest. From 1985 to 1986, he took for his political activities the presidential campaign leave.
Since January 2010, Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff is the Austrian ambassador in Prague.