b. Vienna, Jan. 29, 1844,
d. Vienna, April 9, 1930, civil servant and Christian socialist
politician. Director-General at the Ministry of Commerce from 1886;
Minister of Railways from 1897-1905; Prime Minister from Dec. 1899 to
Jan. 1900; member of the Reichsrat from 1907-1911; member of its Upper
chamber from 1905-1918. Significantly enlarged the Austrian railway
network and greatly improved the social standing of railway-workers.
Work: Die mitteleuropaeischen Wirtschaftsfragen, 1917.
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