Foreign Minister of Austria

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The list of Austrian Foreign Ministers includes the incumbents of the Republic of German-Austria, the First Austrian Republic, the Federal State of Austria and the Second Austrian Republic from 30 October 1918 up to today. During the time of the Anschluss to Nazi Germany from 1938 to 1945, Austria had no government in its own right.

The current Foreign Minister of Austria is Karin Kneissl, serving in this position since 18 December 2017, presently in the government of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.[1]

List of officeholders (1918–present)[edit]

Foreign Ministers of the Republic of German-Austria (1918–1919)[edit]

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
1 Victor Adler.jpg Victor Adler
(1852–1918)
30 October 1918 11 November 1918 Social Democratic Workers' Party
2 Sennecke - Otto Bauer, 1919.jpg Otto Bauer
(1881–1938)
21 November 1918 26 July 1919 Social Democratic Workers' Party
3 Karl Renner 1905.jpg Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
26 July 1919 21 October 1919 Social Democratic Workers' Party

Foreign Ministers of the First Austrian Republic (1919–1934)[edit]

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
(3) Karl Renner 1905.jpg Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
21 October 1919 22 October 1920 Social Democratic Workers' Party
4 Michael Mayr.jpg Michael Mayr
(1864–1922)
22 October 1920 21 June 1921 Christian Social Party
5 Johann Schober.jpg Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
21 June 1921 26 January 1922 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
6 No image.png Walter Breisky
(1871–1944)
26 January 1922 27 January 1922 Christian Social Party
7 No image.png Leopold Hennet
(1876–1950)
27 January 1922 31 May 1922 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
8 No image.png Alfred Grünberger
(1875–1935)
31 May 1922 20 November 1924 Christian Social Party
9 Heinrich Mataja.jpg Heinrich Mataja
(1877–1937)
20 November 1924 15 January 1926 Christian Social Party
10 Rudolf Ramek Svenska Dagbladets årsbok 1924.png Rudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
15 January 1926 20 October 1926 Christian Social Party
11 Wenzl Weis - Ignaz Seipel.jpg Ignaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
20 October 1926 4 May 1929 Christian Social Party
12 WP Ernst Streeruwitz.jpg Ernst Streeruwitz
(1874–1952)
4 May 1929 26 September 1929 Christian Social Party
(5) Johann Schober.jpg Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
26 September 1929 30 September 1930 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
(11) Wenzl Weis - Ignaz Seipel.jpg Ignaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
30 September 1930 4 December 1930 Christian Social Party
(5) Johann Schober.jpg Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
4 December 1930 29 January 1932 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
13 Buresch, Karl, Chancellor of Austria, Agence Mondial, BNF Gallica.jpg Karl Buresch
(1878–1936)
29 January 1932 20 May 1932 Christian Social Party
14 Engelbert Dollfuss.png Engelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
20 May 1932 1 May 1934 Christian Social Party
(14) Fatherland Front

Foreign Ministers of the Federal State of Austria (1934–1938)[edit]

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
(14) Engelbert Dollfuss.png Engelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
1 May 1934 10 July 1934 Fatherland Front
15 No image.png Stephan Tauschitz
(1889–1970)
10 July 1934 3 August 1934 Landbund
(15) Fatherland Front
16 No image.png Egon Berger-Waldenegg
(1880–1960)
3 August 1934 14 May 1936 Fatherland Front
17 Kurt Schuschnigg 1934.jpg Kurt Schuschnigg
(1897–1977)
14 May 1936 11 July 1936 Fatherland Front
18 Guido Schmidt.jpg Guido Schmidt
(1901–1957)
11 July 1936 11 March 1938 Fatherland Front
19 No image.png Wilhelm Wolf
(1897–1939)
11 March 1938 13 March 1938 National Socialist German Workers' Party
Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. Independence restored in 1945.

Foreign Ministers of the Second Austrian Republic (1945–present)[edit]

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
20 Karl Gruber (ÖVP).JPG Karl Gruber
(1909–1995)
26 September 1945 26 November 1953 Austrian People's Party
21 Figl leopold 01b.jpg Leopold Figl
(1902–1965)
26 November 1953 9 June 1959 Austrian People's Party
22 Kreisky-Koechler-Vienna-1980 Crop.jpg Bruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
9 June 1959 19 April 1966 Socialist Party
23 Dr. Lujo Tončić-Sorinj.jpeg Lujo Tončić-Sorinj
(1915–2005)
19 April 1966 19 January 1968 Austrian People's Party
24 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-M0921-014, Beglaubigungsschreiben DDR-Vertreter in UNO new.png Kurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
19 January 1968 21 April 1970 Austrian People's Party
25 Rudolf Kirchschläger.jpg Rudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
21 April 1970 24 June 1974 Non-partisan
26 No image.png Erich Bielka
(1908–1992)
24 June 1974 30 September 1976 Non-partisan
27 Willibald Pahr (1980).jpg Willibald Pahr
(1930–)
30 September 1976 24 May 1983 Non-partisan
28 No image.png Erwin Lanc
(1930–)
24 May 1983 10 September 1984 Socialist Party
29 Leopold Gratz (1971).jpg Leopold Gratz
(1929–2006)
10 September 1984 16 June 1986 Socialist Party
30 No image.png Peter Jankowitsch
(1933–)
16 June 1986 21 January 1987 Socialist Party
31 Alois Mock 1986.png Alois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 1987 4 May 1995 Austrian People's Party
32 Wolfgang Schuessel 2005-12.jpg Wolfgang Schüssel
(1945–)
4 May 1995 4 February 2000 Austrian People's Party
33 Benita Ferrero-Waldner.jpg Benita Ferrero-Waldner
(1948–)
4 February 2000 20 October 2004 Austrian People's Party
34 Ursula Plassnik.jpg Ursula Plassnik
(1956–)
20 October 2004 2 December 2008 Austrian People's Party
35 HBM Spindelegger1.jpg Michael Spindelegger
(1959–)
2 December 2008 16 December 2013 Austrian People's Party
36 WahlNÖ2013 Sebastian Kurz 4963.JPG Sebastian Kurz
(1986–)
16 December 2013 18 December 2017 Austrian People's Party
37 Karin Kneissl 2012.jpg Karin Kneissl
(1965–)
18 December 2017 Incumbent Non-partisan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Österreich, Außenministerium der Republik. "The Minister – BMEIA, Außenministerium Österreich". www.bmeia.gv.at. Retrieved 2017-12-25.