Franz von Hartig

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Franz von Hartig
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Anonymous lithograph

Franz von Hartig (1789-1865) was an Austrian statesman.


He held a number of important government posts until the appearance of his book Genesis der Revolution in Oesterreich (“Origins of the Revolution in Austria,” 3rd edition, 1851), describing the beginning of the liberal movement in Austria, forced him into retirement. In 1860 he was elected to the Reichsrat, where he played a prominent part as a member of the Liberal Centralist Party. In 1861 he was called to the Austrian House of Lords (German: Herrenhaus), of which he remained a member until his death.

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