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Chlumetzky Chlumecky Johann Freiherr von#

b. Zadar, Croatia (then Zara), March 23, 1834, d. Bad Aussee (Styria), Dec. 11, 1924, moderate left wing politician; 1871 Minister of Agriculture, 1875-1879 Minister of Trade, 1893-1897 president of the parliament. Founded the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna, played a major role in enlarging the Austrian railway network, paved the way for the nationalization of the private railway companies and turned one of them - the southern line railway company - into an exclusively Austrian enterprise. Made a major contribution to the Moravian Compromise (1905) and to universal suffrage in 1906.

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