Leon Biliński

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Leon Biliński

Chevalier Leon de Biliński (15 June 1846 in Zalischyky, Galicia, now Ukraine – 14 June 1923 in Vienna) was a Polish-Austrian statesman of the Biliński family. He had several important political functions in the Habsburg Monarchy and independent Poland: He was President of Austrian State Railways (Kaiserlich-königliche österreichische Staatsbahnen) (1893-1895), Minister of Finance of Austria (1895–97, 1909–11) and Austria-Hungary (1912-1915), Gouverneur of the Austrian-Hungarian Bank (1900-1909), Gouvernor of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1912−1915), Minister of Finance of the Republic of Poland (1919), president of the Supreme National Committee (1914−1917) and Governor of Galicia (1895−1897).

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