Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Count Ottokar
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Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Count Ottokar

(September 26, 1872, Dymokury, Bohemia – April 4, 1932, Vienna), Austrian diplomat and politician (foreign minister). Czernin was thought to be particularly close to the heir apparent, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. When in 1913 he became the Dual Monarchy’s envoy to Bucharest after only sporadic service in the diplomatic corps, it was rumoured that he had already been chosen as the next emperor’s first foreign secretary. Following the death of Franz Ferdinand in …

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Jerabék, Rudolf, “Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Count Ottokar”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0144>
First published online: 2015



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