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Prince Metternich

(1773—1859) Austrian statesman


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(1773–1859)

Austrian statesman. As Foreign Minister (1809–48), he was one of the organizers of the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which devised the settlement of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. He pursued policies that reflected his reactionary conservatism at home and abroad until forced to resign during the revolutions of 1848.

Subjects: Literature.


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