Buol-Schauenstein, Karl Ferdinand Graf#
b. Vienna, May 17, 1797, d. Vienna, Oct. 28, 1865, politician, son of Count Rudolf Buol-Schauenstein; envoy to St. Petersburg and London, 1852-1859 Foreign Minister. His indecision in the Crimean War, led to discord with Russia and caused the isolation of Austria in Europe. His diplomatic mistakes led to a second Sardinian War in 1859.
Literature#W. Heindl, C. F. Gf. B.-S., 1968; W. Heindl, (ed.), Die Protokolle des Oe. Ministerrates 1848-1867, vol. 3, 1984.