Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski

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Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski
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Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski, 1875
Interior Minister of the Austrian Empire
In office
22 August 1859 – 13 December 1860
Monarch Francis Joseph I
Prime Minister Count Johann Bernhard von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
Preceded by Baron Alexander von Bach
Succeeded by Anton von Schmerling
Personal details
Born (1812-02-08)8 February 1812
Skala-Podilska, Galicia
Died 3 August 1875(1875-08-03) (aged 63)
Lwów, Galicia

Count Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski (8 February 1812, Skala-Podilska, Galicia - 3 August 1875, Lwów, Galicia) was a Polish-Austrian conservative politician, member of parliament of Austria, Minister of Interior and governor of Galicia, and father of Agenor Maria Gołuchowski and Adam Gołuchowski. Gołuchowski was a confidant and key advisor to the Emperor Franz Joseph.[1]

He was the author of the 1860 October Diploma that ended era of absolutism in Austrian Empire.

George Walter Prothero writes that Gołuchowski was instrumental in ensuring "steady support of the monarchy" among the upper classes of Galicia:

He was himself a Pole, though a strong opponent of revolution. He had clear aims for the economic improvement of Galicia, which he believed could only be attained by banishing distrust of the Poles from the mind of the Government. He realized also that this could be best accomplished by creating a party in Galicia upon whose loyalty the dynasty could rely.[2]


  1. ^ Paul Robert Magocsi. A History of Ukraine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1996), p. 418 ISBN 0-8020-0830-5
  2. ^ Prothero, G W; Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section (1920). Austrian Poland. Peace handbooks. H.M. Stationery Office, London, via World Digital Library. p. 21. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Baron Alexander von Bach
Interior Minister of the Austrian Empire
1859 - 1860
Succeeded by
Anton von Schmerling