Seidler von Feuchtenegg, Ernst

STATESMAN (AUSTRIA)
BORN 5 Jun 1862, Schwechat, Niederösterreich - DIED 23 Jan 1931, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Dornbacher Friedhof, Alszeile 28 (10-13)

Ernst Seidler von Feutenegg studied law with Carl Menger in Vienna and worked as a lawyer. He was a teacher of archduke Karl, the future emperor Karl I. Afterwards he was employed at the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1914 he became a professor and in 1916 he was knighted and from then on held the name of Ritter von Feuchtenegg.

On 1 Jun 1917 he became Minister of Agriculture for the Heinrich Clam-Martinic government and on 23 Jun 1917 he became prime minister of the Austrian part of the empire. Immediately after he was appointed he advised the emperor to give amnesty to the Czech nationalists and Karl I followed his advice. But Seidler wasn't willing to share the power of the German part of the population with the slavs. In 1918 his government fell and he was succeeded by Max Freiherr Hussarek von Heinlein.

His daughter Alma Seidler became a famous actress and his son Ernst became general manager of the Austrian railways.

Family
• Daughter: Seidler, Alma

Sources
Wikipedia (German)

Images

The grave of Ernst Seidler von Feuchtenegg at Friedhof Dornbach, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2009)

 


Seidler, Alma

Published: 14 Mar 2010
Last update: 30 Jun 2013