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 (mĕt′ər-nĭk, -nĭKH), Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von 1773-1859.
Austrian politician and diplomat who helped form the alliance of Austria, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia that ultimately defeated Napoleon I.


(German ˈmɛtərnɪç)
(Biography) Klemens (ˈkleːməns). 1773–1859, Austrian statesman. He became foreign minister (1809) and made a significant contribution to the Congress of Vienna (1815). From 1821 to 1848 he was both foreign minister and chancellor of Austria and is noted for his defence of autocracy in Europe


(ˈmɛt ər nɪx, -nɪk)

Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von, 1773–1859, Austrian statesman and diplomat.
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All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.
Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"- and there would have been no war.
Such news might create a panic at Vienna, and cause Russia to drop his cards, and take Prussia into a corner, and Talleyrand and Metternich to wag their heads together, while Prince Hardenberg, and even the present Marquis of Londonderry, were puzzled; but how was this intelligence to affect a young lady in Russell Square, before whose door the watchman sang the hours when she was asleep: who, if she strolled in the square, was guarded there by the railings and the beadle: who, if she walked ever so short a distance to buy a ribbon in Southampton Row, was followed by Black Sambo with an enormous cane: who was always cared for, dressed, put to bed, and watched over by ever so many guardian angels, with and without wages?
Do not do anything of the sort; for were the gentleman a Montmorency, and the diplomatist a Metternich, we will breakfast at eleven; in the meantime, follow Debray's example, and take a glass of sherry and a biscuit.
Count von Metternich, one of the grandees at the first great political debates held in Vienna after the Napoleonic wars, was heard to observe: "Vienna does not debate - it waltzes
Staying at the three-star Fuerst Metternich on a bed and breakfast basis, flying from Manchester on Sunday, December 3.
A los ojos del gran politologo austriaco Clemente de Metternich, al leer las leyes sustantivas que ultimamente ha dictado la ALDF, asi como el Programa General de Desarrollo Urbano que nos pretenden heredar, se conocera la poca moral del gobierno capitalino y del bloque de legisladores que las auspiciaron.
Straub's heroes are Metternich and Bismarck, and his villains nationalists, liberal bleeding-hearts, and, nearly without exception, the British.
500) similarly was another mouthwatering marvel (historical fact 2: one of the most famous Viennese chocolate culinary specialties invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna) and don't miss out on the mighty Perry Macaroon (BD2) either.
It's one of the first times that you have such green competition at an election, which is really wonderful,' observes Frieda Metternich, a policy advisor for the London-based think tank Green Alliance.
As Prince Metternich, Dupuis makes a suitably angry and evil anti-French Austrian diplomat.