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Auersperg Adolphus Wilhelm

Auersperg, Adolphus Wilhelm. Prince, an Austrian statesman, was born in 1821. After serving in the army he became a member of the Bohemian Diet, and was presently appointed governor of that province. In 1871 the emperor made him Austrian prime-minister, and in that capacity he carried through with success a Liberal and constitutional programme. In 1873 he established the principle of popular election. In 1879 the Slavonic or Autonomist party in the Cis-Leithan Reichsrath was reinforced by the Czechs, who had hitherto held aloof from the Legislature, and the constitutional party found itself in a minority. Auersperg resigned and never again took office, dying in 1885.