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Paul Gautsch von Frankenthurn

Paul Gautsch Freiherr von Frankenthurn
Baron Paul Gautsch von Frankenthurn
14th Minister-President of Cisleithania
In office
28 November 1897 – 5 March 1898
Monarch Franz Joseph I
Preceded by Kasimir Felix Graf von Badeni
Succeeded by Franz Anton Fürst von Thun und Hohenstein
19th Minister-President of Cisleithania
In office
31 December 1904 – 2 May 1906
Monarch Franz Joseph I
Preceded by Ernest von Koerber
Succeeded by Konrad Fürst von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg
23rd Minister-President of Cisleithania
In office
28 June 1911 – 3 November 1911
Monarch Franz Joseph I
Preceded by Richard Graf von Bienerth-Schmerling
Succeeded by Count Karl Graf von Stürgkh
Personal details
Born (1851-02-26)26 February 1851
Austrian Empire
Died 20 April 1918(1918-04-20) (aged 67)
Religion Catholic

Baron Paul Gautsch, fully Paul Gautsch Freiherr von Frankenthurn (February 26, 1851 Döbling – April 20, 1918 Vienna) was an Austrian political figure who served three times as Minister-President.


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After graduating from the University of Vienna, he entered the Ministry of Education. He was director of the Theresa Academy (1881–85), and then Austrian Minister of Education under the cabinets of Eduard Graf Taaffe (1885–93) and Kasimir Felix Graf Badeni (1895-97).

He served as Minister President from 1897–98, when he revoked the language ordinances made by Badeni; again in 1904-06, when he prepared the way for universal suffrage; and finally June through October 1911.





Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

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