Hübner, Alexander, Graf von

BORN 26 Nov 1811, Wien - DIED 30 Jul 1892, Wien
BIRTH NAME Hafenbredl, Josef
GRAVE LOCATION Maria Enzersdorf, Niederösterreich: Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7

Josef Hafenbredl was the illegitimate son of Klemens von Metternich. his mother Elisabeth Hafenbredel (1788-1862) was a niece of the glassmaker Rohrweck. In 1830 Metternich sent him on a secret mission to Italy. In 1833 he was allowed to call himself Alexander Hübner and he was formally employed in the State Chancellery. In 1837 he secretary to the embassy in Paris. In 1841 he was transferred to Lisbon and in 1844 he was appointed consul general in Leipzig. During the revolution of 1848 he was in Milan where he was held hostage. He accompanied the imperial family to Olomouc in the same year.

From 1849 to 1859 he was Ambassador to Paris. In 1859 he became Minister of Police in Vienna and from 1865 to 1868 he served as Ambassador to Rome. He was an influential conservative statesman in Austria and in 1888 he received the rank of count. He died in 1892 in Vienna.


The grave of Alexander Graf von Hübner at the Romantikerfriedhof in Maria Enzersdorf.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2018)


Alexander Hübner – Wikipedia

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Published: 08 May 2021
Last update: 08 May 2021