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Stürgkh, Karl Count of
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Stürgkh, Karl Count of

(October 30, 1859, Graz – October 21, 1916, Vienna [assassinated]), Austrian politician, prime minister. Although Stürgkh was Austro-Hungarian minister of education from 1908 to 1911, this high point of his political career did not cause him to water down his distinctive personal profile. Perhaps it was this shortcoming that caused the Kaiser on November 3, 1911, to appoint him as head of the Austrian government. He failed in his attempts to find majorities in a parliament of …

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Jerabék, Rudolf, “Stürgkh, Karl Count of”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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