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Clemens von Metternich (1773–1859)

Metternich, Clemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Prince (met’ter-niċh). A celebrated Austrian statesman: born at Coblentz, May 15, 1773; died at Vienna, July 11, 1859. Managing Austria’s affairs with consummate skill through the Napoleonic era, he secured for her at the Congress of Vienna (1814) more than a restoration of the territory Napoleon had stripped her of, and a more prominent position than ever, was chancellor of the Austrian empire (1821–48); and dominated for thirty years the Continental politics of Europe (1814–44). Writings, with autobiography, 8 vols., Vienna, 1880–84.