Baron Ignaz von Plener

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Ignaz Freiherr von Plener
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Baron Ignaz von Plener
3rd Minister-President of Cisleithania
In office
15 January 1870 – 1 February 1870
Monarch Francis Joseph I
Preceded by Eduard Graf von Taaffe
Succeeded by Leopold Hasner von Artha
Personal details
Born (1810-05-21)21 May 1810
Died 17 February 1908(1908-02-17) (aged 97)

Baron Ignaz von Plener (21 May 1810 – 17 February 1908) was an Austrian statesman. He served as the 3rd Minister-President of Cisleithania.


Baron (Freiherr) Ignaz von Plener was born in Vienna in 1810 in a family of lower nobility. He studied law at the University of Vienna before entering the governmental service.

In 1859 he was made Privy Councilor, a year afterward received the portfolio of Finance and revived the Bank Acts and the Ministry of Commerce before his resignation in 1865, and in 1867 entered the Liberal Centralist cabinet of Giska as Minister of Commerce. This post he held until 1870.

He became the 3rd Minister-President of Cisleithania from 15 January 1870 to 1 February 1870.

He was a member of the Lower House until 1873, when he was appointed to the House of Lords. In 1882 Plener was an ardent opponent of a personal-income tax. He was the father of Ernst von Plener.

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Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.