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Klemens von Metternich

1773 - 1859

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Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Prince of Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein (15 May 1773 – 11 June 1859), known as Klemens von Metternich or Prince Metternich, was a conservative Austrian statesman and diplomat who was at the center of the European balance of power known as the Concert of Europe for three decades as the Austrian Empire's foreign minister from 1809 and Chancellor from 1821 until the liberal Revolutions of 1848 forced his resignation. Born into the House of Metternich in 1773 as the son of a diplomat, Metternich received a good education at the universities of Strasbourg and Mainz. Metternich rose through key diplomatic posts, including ambassadorial roles in the Kingdom of Saxony, the Kingdom of Prussia, and especially Napoleonic France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klemens von Metternich has received more than 1,614,573 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Klemens von Metternich is the 194th most popular politician (down from 171st in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Germany (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Politician.

Klemens von Metternich was a diplomat and politician who served as the Austrian Empire's Foreign Minister from 1809 to 1848. He is most famous for his work in the Congress of Vienna, which he organized with Tsar Alexander I of Russia, King Frederick William III of Prussia, and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

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Among politicians, Klemens von Metternich ranks 194 out of 15,577Before him are Donald Trump, Leonidas I, Jawaharlal Nehru, Louis the Pious, Caracalla, and Salvador Allende. After him are Titus, Edward IV of England, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Al Gore, and Louis Philippe I.

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Among people born in 1773, Klemens von Metternich ranks 1After him are Louis Philippe I, Thomas Young, Robert Brown, William Henry Harrison, Ludwig Tieck, Friedrich Mohs, James Mill, Louis I of Etruria, Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Sardinia, Aimé Bonpland, and Thérésa Tallien. Among people deceased in 1859, Klemens von Metternich ranks 2Before him is Alexander von Humboldt. After him are Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Oscar I of Sweden, Carl Ritter, Wilhelm Grimm, John Vianney, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Josip Jelačić, Washington Irving, and Louis Spohr.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Klemens von Metternich ranks 58 out of 6,142Before him are Eva Braun (1912), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904). After him are Heinrich Heine (1797), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Gerd Müller (1945), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), and Martin Bormann (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Klemens von Metternich ranks 13Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904). After him are Martin Bormann (1900), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Helmut Kohl (1930), Charles the Bald (823), William the Silent (1533), and Peter III of Russia (1728).