Princess Melanie Marie Pauline Alexandrine von Metternich-Zichy (Vienna, February 27, 1832 — Vienna, November 16, 1919) was an Austrian aristocrat.
A member of the House of Metternich, she was the daughter of Austrian diplomat and politician Prince Klemens von Metternich and his third wife, Countess Melanie Zichy-Ferraris (1805–1854).
She married Count József Zichy de Zich et Vásonkeő (1814–1897), brother of Antónia Zichy, on November 20, 1853.
A traditional conservative like her father, Princess Melanie Metternich-Zichy played a role in founding the Christian Social Party (Austria). For example, in 1888, her palace was the site of a meeting of politicians who would eventually found the Christian Social Party; that meeting was attended by, among others, Karl Lueger and Karl Freiherr von Vogelsang.
- ^ a b Profile from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
- ^ Profile from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; Article on Antónia Zichy from Hungarian Wikipedia
- ^ Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (1961), p. 142