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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.
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(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
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(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.
"Napoleon has landed at Cannes." 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."
Born in the Rheinland in Germany, he took up Prince Metternich's invitation to come to Vienna where he set up his own workshop in 1849.
(Shutterstock) 4 / 4 The Sachertorte, a type of chocolate cake invented for Prince Wenzel von Metternich by the Sacher Hotel's founder, Franz Sacher, in 1832.
"I was told there is a doctrine state - Machiavelli, Chankaya, Metternich. Everybody has a doctrine of state.
Founded by entrepreneur Matthias Metternich, Art of Sport was born to address the skin care needs of the modern athlete.
Listening to Macron spin his strategy, I was reminded of another smart, manipulative man whose diplomacy rescued a European status-quo power in decline: Count Metternich of Austria, who crafted the Congress of Vienna of 1815, which stabilized Europe for nearly a century.
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!" And the love people have for Strauss and the great composers who came after him was expressed at Malvern with a packed house, no doubt used to audience participation in the manner of the celebrated New Year's Day concerts from the Musikferien in Vienna where it all started.
This article attempts to apply Henry Kissinger's inferences that he offers at the conclusion of his work A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-1822 on contemporary European state of affairs.