Modern History Sourcebook:   Prince Klemens von Metternich:   Political Confession of Faith, 1820  Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) was the leading figure in European government up until 1848. As political master of the Austrian Empire, he was the architect of an alliance system among the European powers after Napoleon's defeat - a system which tried to undo the damage to traditional dynastic politics wroght by the French revolution.

Modern History Sourcebook: Prince Klemens von Metternich: Political Confession of Faith, 1820 Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) was the leading figure in European government up until 1848. As political master of the Austrian Empire, he was the architect of an alliance system among the European powers after Napoleon's defeat - a system which tried to undo the damage to traditional dynastic politics wroght by the French revolution.

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (full name German: Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein, anglicised as Clement Wenceslas Lothair, Prince von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein (1773–1859)

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (full name German: Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein, anglicised as Clement Wenceslas Lothair, Prince von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein (1773–1859)

klemens von metternich | Klemens Von Metternich & Otto Von Bismark by Shannon

klemens von metternich | Klemens Von Metternich & Otto Von Bismark by Shannon

Klemens von Metternich ~ he engineered Austria's entry into the War of the Sixth Coalition on the Allied side, signed the Treaty of Fontainebleau that sent Napoleon into exile and led the Austrian delegation at the Congress of Vienna which divided post-Napoleonic Europe between the major powers.

Klemens von Metternich ~ he engineered Austria's entry into the War of the Sixth Coalition on the Allied side, signed the Treaty of Fontainebleau that sent Napoleon into exile and led the Austrian delegation at the Congress of Vienna which divided post-Napoleonic Europe between the major powers.

Klemens Von Metternich

Klemens Von Metternich

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klemens von Metternich

I really enjoyed reading this book, "Napoleon: A Life" by Andrew Roberts.  My next article will discuss Klemens von Metternich who helped rebuild Europe after Napoleon.

I really enjoyed reading this book, "Napoleon: A Life" by Andrew Roberts. My next article will discuss Klemens von Metternich who helped rebuild Europe after Napoleon.

Strasbourg fin XVIIe siècle.  Manoir de campagne devenu château de plaisance, il est depuis 1802 dans le patrimoine de la famille Renouard de Bussières.  Le train de vie fastueux des de Bussières (Comte et Comtesse de Pourtalès) leur a permis de recevoir Napoléon III, le prince de Metternich, le roi Louis II de Bavière, l’empereur Guillaume II, le roi et la reine de Belgique, le prince de Galles, le prince Napoléon, le prince Klemens von Metternich, Franz Liszt, Albert Schweitzer.

Strasbourg fin XVIIe siècle. Manoir de campagne devenu château de plaisance, il est depuis 1802 dans le patrimoine de la famille Renouard de Bussières. Le train de vie fastueux des de Bussières (Comte et Comtesse de Pourtalès) leur a permis de recevoir Napoléon III, le prince de Metternich, le roi Louis II de Bavière, l’empereur Guillaume II, le roi et la reine de Belgique, le prince de Galles, le prince Napoléon, le prince Klemens von Metternich, Franz Liszt, Albert Schweitzer.

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1783 - 1859) ~ Was Austrian foreign minister in the early 19th century and the leading figure during the Congress of Vienna in 1814 and 1815.  One of the most important statesmen and diplomats of his era, Klemens von Metternich was significant during this period because he made many decisions that affected not only Austria but, in several instances, made policies that affected much of Europe, especially at the Congress of Vienna.

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1783 - 1859) ~ Was Austrian foreign minister in the early 19th century and the leading figure during the Congress of Vienna in 1814 and 1815. One of the most important statesmen and diplomats of his era, Klemens von Metternich was significant during this period because he made many decisions that affected not only Austria but, in several instances, made policies that affected much of Europe, especially at the Congress of Vienna.

Tutto qui spira grandezza, gusto, #umanità, purezza, e #bellezza, nel più alto grado. Credo che sarei più #felice qui con voi, che in qualsiasi altro luogo. Ciò è il massimo #elogio che io possa fare a questa #città. Non so se voi amiate pitture, statue, bronzi, marmi antichi di tutte le qualità. Lo credo, perché lo desidero. [Klemens von Metternich]

Tutto qui spira grandezza, gusto, #umanità, purezza, e #bellezza, nel più alto grado. Credo che sarei più #felice qui con voi, che in qualsiasi altro luogo. Ciò è il massimo #elogio che io possa fare a questa #città. Non so se voi amiate pitture, statue, bronzi, marmi antichi di tutte le qualità. Lo credo, perché lo desidero. [Klemens von Metternich]

Klemens von Metternich in old age. Engraving or drawing based on a photograph.

Klemens von Metternich in old age. Engraving or drawing based on a photograph.

Prince Klemens von Metternich

Prince Klemens von Metternich

The March Revolution of 1848 forced Habsburg Minister of State and first-hand man to the Emporer Klemens von Metternich to resign.

The March Revolution of 1848 forced Habsburg Minister of State and first-hand man to the Emporer Klemens von Metternich to resign.

Para los amantes del chocolate la clásica y conocida Sacher. Esta tarta se hizo por primera vez en el año 1832 por el ayudante de cocina Franz Sacher, para sorprender al príncipe Klemens von Metternich

Para los amantes del chocolate la clásica y conocida Sacher. Esta tarta se hizo por primera vez en el año 1832 por el ayudante de cocina Franz Sacher, para sorprender al príncipe Klemens von Metternich

The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815.

The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815.

“In Europe democracy is a falsehood. I do not know where it will end, but it cannot end in a quiet old age.” — Klemens von Metternich

“In Europe democracy is a falsehood. I do not know where it will end, but it cannot end in a quiet old age.” — Klemens von Metternich

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