Minister of Foreign Affairs (Austria)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres
Coat of arms of Austria.svg
2017 Alexander Schallenberg (34036345493) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Alexander Schallenberg

since 3 June 2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
StyleMrs. Federal minister
(formal)
Member ofFederal Government
Council of Ministers
Foreign Affairs Council
SeatMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Minoritenplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerThe President
on advice of the Chancellor
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
PrecursorImperial and Royal Minister of Foreign Affairs
First holderViktor Adler
in the Republic of German-Austria (30 October 1918)
Karl Renner
In the first Republic (21 October 1919)
Karl Gruber
In the second republic (26 September 1945)
Websitewww.bmeia.gv.at (in English)
www.bmeia.gv.at (in German)

This article lists the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Austria, 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 Minister is Vacant as of 20 May 2019.

List of officeholders (1918–present)[edit]

Foreign Ministers of Austria during the Interwar period[edit]

Foreign Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Victor Adler
Adler, VictorVictor Adler
(1852–1918)
30 October 191811 November 191812 daysSDAPÖRenner I
2
Otto Bauer
Bauer, OttoOtto Bauer
(1881–1938)
21 November 191826 July 1919247 daysSDAPÖRenner I–II
3
Karl Renner
Renner, KarlKarl Renner
(1870–1950)
26 July 191922 October 19201 year, 88 daysSDAPÖRenner IIIII
Mayr I
4
Michael Mayr
Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr
(1864–1922)
22 October 192021 June 1921242 daysCSMayr I–II
5
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
21 June 192126 January 1922219 daysIndependentSchober I
6
Walter Breisky
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
26 January 192227 January 19221 dayCSBreisky
7
Leopold Hennet [de]
Hennet, LeopoldLeopold Hennet [de]
(1876–1950)
27 January 192231 May 1922124 daysIndependentSchober II
8
Alfred Grünberger [de]
Grünberger, AlfredAlfred Grünberger [de]
(1875–1935)
31 May 192220 November 19242 years, 173 daysCSSeipel I–II–III
9
Heinrich Mataja
Mataja, HeinrichHeinrich Mataja
(1877–1937)
20 November 192415 January 19261 year, 56 daysCSRamek I
10
Rudolf Ramek
Ramek, RudolfRudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
15 January 192620 October 1926278 daysCSRamek II
11
Ignaz Seipel
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
20 October 19264 May 19292 years, 196 daysCSSeipel IV–V
12
Ernst Streeruwitz
Streeruwitz, ErnstErnst Streeruwitz
(1874–1952)
4 May 192926 September 1929145 daysCSStreeruwitz
(5)
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
26 September 192930 September 19301 year, 4 daysIndependentSchober III
(11)
Ignaz Seipel
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
30 September 19304 December 193065 daysCSVaugoin
(5)
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
4 December 193029 January 19321 year, 56 daysIndependentEnder
Buresch I
13
Karl Buresch
Buresch, KarlKarl Buresch
(1878–1936)
29 January 193220 May 1932112 daysCSBuresch II
14
Engelbert Dollfuss
Dollfuss, EngelbertEngelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
20 May 193210 July 19342 years, 51 daysCS
VF
Dollfuss I–II
15
Stephan Tauschitz
Tauschitz, StephanStephan Tauschitz
(1889–1970)
10 July 19343 August 193424 daysLandbund
VF
Dollfuss II
Schuschnigg I
16
Egon Berger-Waldenegg [de]
Berger, EgonEgon Berger-Waldenegg [de]
(1880–1960)
3 August 193414 May 19361 year, 285 daysVFSchuschnigg I
17
Kurt Schuschnigg
Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg
(1897–1977)
14 May 193611 July 193658 daysVFSchuschnigg II
18
Guido Schmidt
Schmidt, GuidoGuido Schmidt
(1901–1957)
11 July 193611 March 19381 year, 243 daysVFSchuschnigg III–IV
19
Wilhelm Wolf [de]
Wolf, WilhelmWilhelm Wolf [de]
(1897–1939)
11 March 193813 March 19382 daysNSDAPSeyss-Inquart

Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 (see Austria under National Socialism for details). Independence restored in 1945.

Foreign Ministers of Austria after the end of World War II[edit]

Foreign Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Karl Gruber
Gruber, KarlKarl Gruber
(1909–1995)
26 September 194526 November 19538 years, 61 daysÖVPRenner IV
Figl IIIIII
Raab I
2
Leopold Figl
Figl, LeopoldLeopold Figl
(1902–1965)
26 November 19539 June 19595 years, 195 daysÖVPRaab III
3
Bruno Kreisky
Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
9 June 195919 April 19666 years, 314 daysSPÖRaab III–IV
Gorbach III
Klaus I
4
Lujo Tončić-Sorinj
Tončić, LujoLujo Tončić-Sorinj
(1915–2005)
19 April 196619 January 19681 year, 275 daysÖVPKlaus II
5
Kurt Waldheim
Waldheim, KurtKurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
19 January 196821 April 19702 years, 92 daysÖVPKlaus II
6
Rudolf Kirchschläger
Kirchschläger, RudolfRudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
21 April 197024 June 19744 years, 64 daysIndependentKreisky III
7
Erich Bielka
Bielka, ErichErich Bielka
(1908–1992)
24 June 197430 September 19762 years, 98 daysIndependentKreisky II–III
8
Willibald Pahr
Pahr, WillibaldWillibald Pahr
(born 1930)
30 September 197624 May 19836 years, 236 daysIndependentKreisky III–IV
9
Erwin Lanc
Lanc, ErwinErwin Lanc
(born 1930)
24 May 198310 September 19841 year, 109 daysSPÖSinowatz
10
Leopold Gratz
Gratz, LeopoldLeopold Gratz
(1929–2006)
10 September 198416 June 19861 year, 279 daysSPÖSinowatz
11
Peter Jankowitsch
Jankowitsch, PeterPeter Jankowitsch
(born 1933)
16 June 198621 January 1987219 daysSPÖVranitzky I
12
Alois Mock
Mock, AloisAlois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 19874 May 19958 years, 103 daysÖVPVranitzky II–III–IV
13
Wolfgang Schüssel
Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel
(born 1945)
4 May 19954 February 20004 years, 276 daysÖVPVranitzky IV–V
Klima
14
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Ferrero, BenitaBenita Ferrero-Waldner
(born 1948)
4 February 200020 October 20044 years, 259 daysÖVPSchüssel III
15
Ursula Plassnik
Plassnik, UrsulaUrsula Plassnik
(born 1956)
20 October 20042 December 20084 years, 43 daysÖVPSchüssel II
Gusenbauer
16
Michael Spindelegger
Spindelegger, MichaelMichael Spindelegger
(born 1959)
2 December 200816 December 20135 years, 14 daysÖVPFaymann I
17
Sebastian Kurz
Kurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz
(born 1986)
16 December 201318 December 20174 years, 2 daysÖVPFaymann II
Kern
18
Karin Kneissl
Kneissl, KarinKarin Kneissl
(born 1965)
18 December 20173 June 20191 year, 167 daysIndependentKurz
19
Alexander Schallenberg
Schallenberg, AlexanderAlexander Schallenberg
(born 1969)
3 June 2019Incumbent48 daysIndependentBierlein

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