Gautsch, Paul, Freiherr von Frankenthurn#
b. Vienna, Feb. 26, 1851, d. Vienna, April 20, 1918, politician. From 1879-1881 Minister of Education; 1881 director of the military academy in Wiener Neustadt (Theresianische Militaerakademie), 1895/96 Minister of Education; 1897/98, 1905/06 and 1911 Minister-President (from 1899 to 1904 president of the audit office); repealed the language regulations by Badeni and introduced the bill for universal suffrage into parliament in 1906; confidential adviser to Emperor Franz Joseph.
Literature#M. Weyrich, P. G. Frh. v. F., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1956; OeBL.