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Encyclopedia > Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz

Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz (Count Anton von Kaunitz), (Václav Antonín hrabě Kounic-Rietberg) (February 2, 1711 - June 27, 1794), born into old Bohemian noble family settled in Moravia, was an Austrian statesman. In 1764 he was styled Reichsfürst von Kaunitz-Rietberg (Imperial Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg), his father having been Maximilian Ulrich von Kaunitz, and his mother having been Marie Ernestine von Ostfriesland-Rietberg. February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events 24 February -- The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Bohemia Historical map of Bohemia Bohemia is also a place in the State of New York in the United States of America: see Bohemia, New York. ... Moravia (Czech: Morava, German: Mähren, Polish: Morawy, Hungarian: Morvaország) is the eastern part of the Czech Republic. ... For Fürst, the German title of nobility that is best translated as Prince, see below. ...

Wenzel Anton Count of Kaunitz-Rietberg
Wenzel Anton Count of Kaunitz-Rietberg
(part of the Maria Theresia monument in Vienna)

Kaunitz should have become a clergyman when he was a boy, but he soon decided otherwise and studied law instead. During his career, he was Austria's ambassador in Turin, minister in the Austrian Netherlands during the absence of its ruler Prince Charles of Lorraine, he represented Austria at the Congress of Aachen and was ambassador in Paris. Photograph of a statue of Graf Kaunitz. ... This page is about Maria Theresa of Austria (often only known as Empress Maria Theresa), ruler of the Habsburg Empire from 1740-1780. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ... For information on the Duke of Mayenne, see Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne. ... Map of Germany showing Aachen Aachen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany, at 50°46 N, 6°6 E. Population: 256,605 (2003). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


His most important and extremely influential office was that of the chancellor of state and minister of foreign affair where he had Maria Theresa's full trust. This page is about Maria Theresa of Austria (often only known as Empress Maria Theresa), ruler of the Habsburg Empire from 1740-1780. ...


Thanks in large part to him, Austria entered a treaty with France (and later Russia and Sweden) against Prussia to win back Silesia, which Austria lost as a consequence of the Congress of Aachen. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Silesia (Polish Śląsk, German Schlesien, Czech Slezsko) is a historical region in central Europe. ...


He founded the Austrian Staatsrat ("Council of State") and worked towards the goal of subjecting the church to the state. He followed the thoughts of the Enlightenment and among his aims was also the better education of the commoners. The Age of Enlightenment (or The Enlightenment for short) was an intellectual movement in 18th-century Europe. ...


Although Joseph II. generally shared such ideas, Kaunitz' influence grew less during Joseph's reign, even less when Joseph's brother Leopold II. reigned, and he resigned his office at the accession of Francis II.. Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II Joseph II (March 13, 1741 - February 20, 1790) was a Holy Roman Emperor (1765 - 1790). ... Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II Leopold II (May 5, 1747 – March 1, 1792) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792 and Grand-duke of Tuscany. ... Francis II Francis I Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, who may also be referred to as Francis von Habsburg or Emperor Franz I of Austria (February 12, 1768 - March 2, 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until August 6, 1806, when the Empire was disbanded. ...


Notes

  • Note regarding personal names: Graf is a title, usually translated Count, not a first or middle name.
  • Note regarding personal style: Fürst is a title, usually translated Prince. However, the title "Prinz" is also translated Prince, though "Fürst" and "Prinz" are not equivalent. The female title is Fürstin.

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Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz at AllExperts (355 words)
Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz (en: Count Wenceslaus Anthony von Kaunitz, cz: Václav Antonín hrabě Kounic-Rietberg) (February 2, 1711 – June 27, 1794), born into an old Bohemian noble family settled in Moravia, was an Austrian statesman.
It was intended that Kaunitz should become a clergyman when he was a boy, but he soon decided otherwise and studied law instead.
During his career, he was Austria's ambassador in Turin, minister in the Austrian Netherlands during the absence of its ruler Prince Charles of Lorraine; he represented Austria at the Congress of Aachen at the close of the War of the Austrian Succession (1748) and was ambassador in Paris.
Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz (211 words)
Wenzel Anton Graf (Count) von Kaunitz-Rietberg (February 2, 1711 - June 27, 1794) was an Austrian statesman.
Kaunitz should have become a clergyman when he was a boy, but he soon decided otherwise and studied law instead.
generally shared such ideas, Kaunitz' influence grew less during Joseph's reign, even less when Joseph's brother Leopold II.
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