List of foreign ministers of Austria-Hungary

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This is a list of foreign ministers (Außenminister) of the Habsburg Monarchy, of the Austrian Empire, and of Austria-Hungary up to 1918.

State Chancellors of the Austrian Hereditary Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy (1720–1805)[edit]

Began Ended Name
26 March 1720 8 February 1742 Philipp Ludwig Wenzel Graf von Sinzendorf
14 February 1742 13 May 1753 Corfiz Graf von Uhlfeld
13 May 1753 19 August 1792 Wenzel Anton Graf (from 1764, Fürst) von Kaunitz-Rietberg
19 August 1792 27 March 1793 Johann Philipp Graf von Cobenzl
27 March 1792 28 September 1800 Johann Amadeus Francis de Paula von Thugut
5 October 1800 30 November 1805 Franz Graf von Colloredo-Wallsee

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Austrian Empire (1805–1867)[edit]

Began Ended Name
24 December 1805 4 October 1809 Johann Graf Stadion-Thannhausen
8 October 1809 13 March 1848 Klemens Graf (from 1813, Fürst) von Metternich-Winneburg
18 March 1848 4 May 1848 Karl Graf von Ficquelmont
8 May 1848 21 November 1848 Johann Freiherr von Wessenberg-Ampringen
21 November 1848 5 April 1852 Felix Prinz zu Schwarzenberg
11 April 1852 17 May 1859 Karl Graf von Buol-Schauenstein
17 May 1859 27 October 1864 Johann Graf von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
27 October 1864 30 October 1866 Alexander Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly
30 October 1866 30 December 1867 Friedrich Ferdinand Graf von Beust

Ministers of the Imperial and Royal House and of Foreign Affairs of Austria-Hungary (1867–1918)[edit]

Began Ended Name
30 December 1867 8 November 1871 Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust
14 November 1871 8 October 1879 Count Gyula Andrássy de Csíkszentkirály et Krasznahorka
8 October 1879 10 October 1881 Baron Heinrich Karl von Haymerle
20 November 1881 2 May 1895 Count Gustav Kálnoky de Köröspatak
16 May 1895 24 October 1906 Count Agenor Maria Gołuchowski
24 October 1906 17 February 1912 Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal
17 February 1912 13 January 1915 Count Leopold Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz, Frättling und Püllütz
13 January 1915 22 December 1916 Count Stephan Burián von Rajecz
22 December 1916 16 April 1918 Count Ottokar Czernin von und zu Chudenitz
16 April 1918 24 October 1918 Count Stephan Burián von Rajecz
24 October 1918 2 November 1918 Count Gyula Andrássy de Csíkszentkirály et Krasznahorka (the Younger)

Notes[edit]

Regarding personal names:

  • Prinz is a title, translated as Prince, not a first or middle name. The female form is Prinzessin.
  • Fürst is a title, translated as (Sovereign) Prince, not a first or middle name. The female form is Fürstin.
  • Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.
  • Freiherr is a title, translated as Baron, not a first or middle name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Erwin Matsch, Der Auswärtige Dienst von Österreich-Ungarn 1720-1920, Vienna, Böhlau, 1986.
  • —, Geschichte des Auswärtigen Dienstes von Österreich-Ungarn 1720-1920, Vienna, Böhlau, 1980.