Gagern, Max Ludwig Freiherr von#
b. Weilburg (Germany), March 26, 1810, d. Vienna, Oct. 17, 1889, civil servant; grandfather of Baron Friedrich von Gagern. 1840 civil servant in Nassau, 1855 Austrian civil servant. Worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1871. Highly esteemed for his efforts in establishing a commercial policy and in bringing about the first expedition to East Asia and the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873. Then became a member of the Upper Chamber of the Reichsrat.
Literature#L. v. Pastor, Das Leben des Frh. M. v. G., 1912; OeBL.