Berchtold, Leopold Count
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Berchtold, Leopold Count

(April 18, 1863, Vienna – November 21, 1942, Pereznye Castle near Ödenburg, modern Sopron, Hungary), Austro-Hungarian politician. Berchtold joined the Austro-Hungarian diplomatic service in 1893 and served as the Dual Monarchy’s ambassador in Saint Petersburg from 1906 until 1911. In February of 1912 he took office as Foreign Minister, and in the autumn the First Balkan War presented him with a sudden, massive threat to Austria-Hungary’s position of power in the region. Ber…

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Kronenbitter, Günther, “Berchtold, Leopold Count”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0067>
First published online: 2015



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