Klemens wenzel nepomuk lothar, prince von metternich-winneburg zu beilstein (german: [ˈmɛtɐnɪç] 15 may 1773 – 11 june 1859) was an austrian diplomat who was at the center of european affairs for four decades as the austrian empire's foreign minister from 1809 and chancellor from 1821 until the liberal revolutions of 1848 forced his resignation. Convincing metternich of the importance of france in the european community that france was invited as a full-fledged member at the congress of vienna you want to keep france’s losses to a minimum and would like to see france returned to what you. Klemens von metternich (1773-1859) political confession of faith (1820) excerpts from the original electronic text at the web site of the internet modern history sourcebook prince klemens von metternich was the chief minister of the austrian empire and the leading conservative statesman in european politics from 1815 to 1848. Kissinger, metternich, and realism henry kissinger's first book, on the napoleonic wars, explains kissinger's foreign policy better than any of his memoirs, and is striking as an early display of.
Political confession of faith: prince clemens von metternich (1820) “we are convinced that society can no longer be saved without strong and vigorous resolutions on the part of the governments still free in their opinions and actions. Metternich, clemens von (1773–1859), austrian statesman and diplomatist prince clemens von metternich was a statesman who guided austria's foreign policy for forty years, played a leading role in defeating napoleon i, and made the austrian empire for a time the leading power in europe and himself. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. The three goals of prince metternich during the congress of vienna were to curtail liberal and nationalistic tendencies, restore the ruling families of europe to their thrones and maintain a balance of power among european nations the congress, which was attended by the ambassadors of france.
Creating a statesman: the early life of prince clemens von metternich and its effect on his political philosophy abstract as one of the most prolific and influential statesmen of the nineteenth century, prince clemens von. What was the congress of vienna stella ghervas | published in history today volume 64 issue 9 september 2014 the ‘long 19th century’ was a period of relative peace that began arguably with the congress of vienna in september 1814 and lasted until the outbreak of the first world war in july 1914. Metternich's three goals for the congress of vienna were to 1) prevent futur french aggression, 2) restore the balance of power and 3) he wanted to restore europe's royal family back to the. Given what we already know about the political history of women and gender in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century western europe, they both had affairs with the austrian foreign minister clemens metternich, and both sought personal, financial and political favours of the russian tsar alexander jewish rights at the congress of. Clemens wenzel nepomuk lothar metternich, fürst von (klā´mĕns vĕn´tsəl nā´pōmŏŏk lō´tär fürst fən mĕt´ərnĭkh), 1773–1859, austrian statesman and arbiter of post-napoleonic europe, bkoblenz, of a noble rhenish family while a student in strasbourg metternich witnessed revolutionary excesses, to which he later credited his extreme conservatism and hatred of political.
Prince klemens wenzel von metternich was a politician and statesman of rhenish extraction and one of the most important diplomats of his era, serving as the austrian empire's foreign minister from. Klemens von metternich facts prince klemens von metternich (1773-1859), austrian politician and diplomat, suppressed nationalistic and democratic trends in central europe but was also the architect of a diplomatic system which kept europe at peace for a century. After this necessary detour, let’s now return to the person of clemens wenzel lothar fürst (von) metternich winneburg (ochenhausen) prince metternich found himself at a transition between the political types of the previous era and those of the modern world. Prince clemens von metternich prince metternich, chancellor of the austrian empire, dominated the stage of european history for a generation, as he strove against fate and labored to breathe life.
Metternich was a complex individual that embodied the principles of 19th century conservatism and, through his congress of vienna, led the major european powers to a period of long-lasting peace and a strong balance of power. The great habsburg statesman of the nineteenth century, metternich was born in koblenz on 15 may, 1773 his university career started in strasburg (1788) where he studied under the famous teacher of law and political history christoph wilhelm von koch (other pupils included louis-guillaume otto. Metternich: a reappraisal of his impact on international relations robert a kann one of the supposed truisms of history is that the test of greatness in political action is its applicability to present-day con.
Metternich's significant legacy in the evolution of modern european history is acknowledged by the selection of his image as the main motif on the 20-euro biedermeier period commemorative coin minted on june 11, 2003. The word 'italy' is a geographical expression, a description which is useful shorthand, but has none of the political significance the efforts of the revolutionary ideologues try to put on it, and which is full of dangers for the very existence of the states which make up the peninsula. Excerpt from clemens prince von metternich's political creed (1820) in the following excerpt from his political creed, clemens prince von metternich expands upon the argument he made in his letter to friedrich gentz (june 17, 1819.
Henry kissinger’s a world restored is a diplomatic history of europe following the napoleonic wars kissinger argues that the post-war order was created and sustained by two important men: viscount castlereagh, the british foreign secretary, and clemens von metternich, the austrian foreign minister (kissinger 1957: 5. Prince clemens wenzel lothar metternich saw himself as the ‘coachman of europe’ at the congress of vienna, for the results of which he was indeed to a very large extent responsible he succeeded in building up political networks for himself throughout europe. Role in trying to maintain world peace and stability today • congress of vienna metternich’s plan for europe most of the decisions made in vienna during the winter of 1814–1815 were the congress of vienna was a political triumph in many ways for the first time.