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Hoyos, Alexander, Count
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Hoyos, Alexander, Count

(May 13, 1876, Fiume – October 20, 1937, Schwertberg), Austro-Hungarian politician. Hoyos entered the Austro-Hungarian diplomatic service in 1900, and served on many missions overseas. In April 1912 he became chief assistant to the foreign minister Leopold Count Berchtold. After the assassination of heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, the question arose of sounding out Germany’s attitude to a possible Austro-Hungarian war against Serbia, a war that might pro…

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Kronenbitter, Günther, “Hoyos, Alexander, Count”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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