Franz Deym

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Franz Deym
Count Franz Deym Vanity Fair 24 February 1898.jpg
Ambassador Deym as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, February 1898
Personal details
Born (1838-08-23)23 August 1838
Neuschloss, Hohenelbe (now Dolní Olešnice, Vrchlabí
Died 3 September 1903(1903-09-03) (aged 65)
Eckersdorf, Glatz (now Bożków, Kłodzko)
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austrian Empire
Service/branch Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Lancers

Count Franz Deym (23 August 1838 at Neuschloss, Hohenelbe (now Dolní Olešnice, Vrchlabí) – 3 September 1903 at Eckersdorf, Glatz (now Bożków, Kłodzko)) was an Austrian diplomat.

His full title was Franz de Paula Severin Wenzel Maria Philipp Benitius Graf Deym von Střítež.


Deym was the son of a Field Marshal, and was a First Lieutenant in the Lancers. In 1864 he joined the Diplomatic Service. He was first Attaché then Legationssekretär (Secretary) in Paris, before being sent to the Embassy in Rome.

In 1871 he became the Special Ambassador and Acting Minister for the armed services, and then retired from public life. In 1879 he became a member of the Austrian Reichsrat, and was re-elected in 1885. On 18 October 1888 he became Ambassador to London, a position he held until his death.


  • Friedrich Graf Deym und die österreichische Frage in der Paulskirche (in German). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. 1891. 
  • "Deym Střítež of Franz Graf". Austrian Biographical Dictionary, 1815-1950 (OBL). (PDF) (in German). 1. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. p. 182. Retrieved 18 July 2010.