The Info List - Alfred Potocki

Count Alfred Józef Potocki
Alfred Józef Potocki
(29 July 1817 or 1822, Łańcut
- 18 May 1889, Paris) was a Polish nobleman (szlachcic), landowner, and a liberal-conservative monarchist Austrian politician and Prime Minister.


1 Biography 2 Political career 3 Awards 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] The son of count Alfred Wojciech Potocki
Alfred Wojciech Potocki
and princess Józefina Maria Czartoryska. He was born into a prominent noble family of Polish origin, although a subject of the Empire of Austria, and inherited the Łańcut
ordynat estates from his father. His grandfather was the writer Jan Potocki, best known for his famous novel "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa". On 18 March 1851 in Sławuta, he married princess Maria Klementyna Sanguszko, heiress of the prominent Sanguszko princely family. He has one son Jozef Potocki born in 1862.[1] Alfred Józef Potocki
Alfred Józef Potocki
is known for building the magnificent Potocki Palace, a grand residence in Lviv. In 1873 he co-founded the Akademia Umiejetnosci (Polish Academy of Skills) in Kraków. He ran a family distillery, which is today known as Polmos Łańcut. Political career[edit] He was member of the National Sejm
of Galicia from 1863 to 1889 and Sejm
Marshal from 1875 until 1877. From 1875 to 1883 he was governor of Galicia. In 1848 he became a member of the lower house of the Imperial Parliament (Reichsrat), the House of Deputies (Abgeordnetenhaus), and in 1861 the upper house, the House of Lords (Herrenhaus). He served in the Diplomatic Corps and was Minister of Agriculture of Austria from 30 December 1867 until 15 January 1870, but stepped down over his minority federalist views in the cabinet. On 12 April he became the 5th Minister-President of Cisleithania
Minister-President of Cisleithania
and simultaneously Minister of Defence. His tenure included the repeal of the 1855 concordat. He was unsuccessful with promoting federalism and failing to obtain the cooperation of the Czechs in the Reichsrat he stepped down on 6 February 1871, ushering in a brief interregnum of conservative rule under Count Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart
Count Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart
(1871-1871) which was equally ineffective in implementing federalism, so that power quickly reverted to liberalism again. Awards[edit]

Order of the Golden Fleece Order of the Steel Crown Order of St. Stefan Order of Carol III


W. Goldinger – J. Zdrada: Potocki, Alfred Graf. In: Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Band 8, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 1983, ISBN 3-7001-0187-2, S. 230. Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon Band 16, Leipzig 1908, S. 235. Christian Schärf: Ausgleichspolitik und Pressekampf in der Ära Hohenwart. Die Fundamentalartikel von 1871 und der deutsch-tschechische Konflikt in Böhmen. Verlag Oldenbourg, München 1996, ISBN 3-486-56147-2, S. 75.


^ Schiele, Erika (1970). The Arab Horse in Europe. p. 148. 

External links[edit]

Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek Potocki, Alfred Personensuche: Potocki

Predessor Agenor Romuald Gołuchowski

Governor-General of Galicia 1875–1883

Successor Filip Zaleski

Predessor Leon Sapieha

Marshal of the Diet of Galicia 1875–1875

Successor Włodzimierz Dzieduszycki

Predessor Leopold Hasner von Artha

Minister-President of Cisleithania 1870–1871

Successor Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart

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Marshals of Partitioned Poland

Tomasz Adam Ostrowski Stanisław Sołtyk Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski Wincenty Krasiński Rajmund Rembieliński Stanisław Piwnicki Józef Gabriel Lubowidzki Władysław Ostrowski Leon Sapieha Alfred Józef Potocki Włodzimierz Dzieduszycki Ludwik Wodzicki Mikołaj Zyblikiewicz Eustachy Stanisław Sanguszko Stanisław Marcin Badeni Andrzej Potocki

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Ministers-President of Austria

Ministers-President of the Austrian Empire, 1848–1867

Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky Ficquelmont Pillersdorf Doblhoff Wessenberg-Ampringen Schwarzenberg Buol-Schauenstein Rechberg und Rothenlöwen Archduke Rainer Mensdorff-Pouilly Belcredi Beust

Ministers-President of Cisleithania in Austria-Hungary, 1867–1918

Beust Karl von Auersperg Taaffe Plener Hasner Potocki Hohenwart Holzgethan Adolf von Auersperg Stremayr Taaffe Windisch-Grätz Kielmansegg Badeni Gautsch Thun Clary Wittek Koerber Gautsch Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst Beck Bienerth-Schmerling Gautsch Stürgkh Koerber Clam-Martinic Seidler Hussarek Lammasch

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 20614716 GN