Count Richard Belcredi

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Richard Graf von Belcredi
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Count Richard Belcredi, 1864
5th Chairman of the Ministers' Conference of the Austrian Empire
In office
27 July 1865 – 7 February 1867
Monarch Francis Joseph I
Preceded by Alexander Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly
Succeeded by Friedrich Ferdinand Graf von Beust
Interior Minister of the Austrian Empire
In office
27 July 1865 – 7 February 1867
Monarch Francis Joseph I
Preceded by Anton Feirherr von Schmerling
Succeeded by Friedrich Ferdinand Graf von Beust
Personal details
Born (1823-02-12)12 February 1823
Jimramov, Margraviate of Moravia
Died 2 December 1902(1902-12-02) (aged 79)
Gmunden, Upper Austria

Count Richard Belcredi (German: Richard Graf Belcredi) (12 February 1823, Jimramov, Margraviate of Moravia – 2 December 1902, Gmunden, Oberösterreich) was an Austrian civil servant and statesman.[1] Belcredi was prime minister (and minister of state) in Imperial Austria during 27 July 1865 – 7 February 1867, when he resigned. During 1881-1895, Belcredi was President of the Administrative Court.[1]

Life[edit]

Richard Belcredi was born on 12 February 1823, in Jimramov, Margraviate of Moravia.[1] He studied in Prague and Vienna law schools, and in 1854, he became district captain in Znojmo. In 1862, he became the leader of the Austro-Silesian regional government. In 1864, he finally became Secret Council and Governor of Bohemia.

Three Count Ministry[edit]

In February 1865, Count Richard Belcredi, as the Austrian minister of state, convened a meeting of Viennese bankers to find ways to finance projects. In early 1865, Emperor Franz Josef I chose Belcredi, a declared conservative, to become Minister of State and Prime Minister, replacing Prime Minister Anton von Schmerling,[1] who had resigned after failure in his liberal centralizing policies. Belcredi abolished the February Patent of 1861.[1] As Imperial Prime Minister, Belcredi's cabinet was called the "Three Count Ministry" although, actually, 4 counts were in charge: Belcredi himself, Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly as foreign minister, Johann Larisch von Moennich as finance minister, and Esterhazy as a minister of Hungary.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Belcredi, Richard Graf" (bio), aeiou Encyclopedia, 2008 (see below: References).

References[edit]

  • "Belcredi, Richard Graf" (bio), aeiou Encyclopedia, 2008, webpage: AEIOU-Belcredi.
  • Ludwig Graf Belcredi, "Fragmente aus dem Nachlasse des ehemaligen Staatsministers Grafen Richard Belcredi" ("Fragments from the Literary Legacy of Former Minister Count Richard Belcredi"), in: Die Kultur. Vierteljahresschrift für Wissenschaft, Literatur und Kunst 7 (1906).

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Preceded by
Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly
Chairman of the Ministers' Conference of the Austrian Empire
1865 – 1867
Succeeded by
Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust
Preceded by
Anton von Schmerling
Interior Minister of the Austrian Empire
1865 – 1867
Succeeded by
Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust