Beust, Friedrich Ferdinand Graf#
b. Dresden (Germany), Jan. 13, 1809, d. Altenberg Palace (Lower Austria), Oct. 23, 1886, Saxon and Austrian statesman. Political opponent of Otto von Bismarck, 1866-1871 Austrian Foreign Minister; from 1867 also Prime Minister (from 1868 held the title of Imperial Chancellor). 1867 reached a settlement with Hungary in the Compromise, Austro-Hungarian and gave Austria its first constitution. After his dismissal in 1871 became ambassador in London and 1878-1882 in Paris.
Literature#H. Rumpler, Die dt. Politik des Frh. v. B. 1848-1850, 1973; OeBL.