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Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften  

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An unfinished novel by R. Musil. Begun in 1924, the First Book, of 123 chapters, was published in 1930. The general structure was indicated at the end of this volume. ...
Die Büste des Kaisers

Die Büste des Kaisers  

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A short tale by J. Roth, first published in a French version as Le Buste de l'Empereur in 1934 and in 1964 in the original German. It is the touching ...
Die Kapuzinergruft

Die Kapuzinergruft  

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A short novel by J. Roth, published in 1938. Its central figure and first-person narrator is Trotta, a connection of the line of Trottas in Radetzkymarsch. An account of the ...
Die Throne stürzen

Die Throne stürzen  

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Title first given in 1951 to a group of three novels of recent history published by B. Brehm: Apis und Este (1931), Das war das Ende (1932), and Weder Kaiser ...
Erzherzog und Kronprinz Rudolf

Erzherzog und Kronprinz Rudolf  

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(Laxenburg nr. Vienna, 1858–89, Mayerling),only son of the Emperor Franz Joseph and the Empress Elisabeth, and heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Prevented by his father from taking any ...
FM Ludwig Ritter von Benedek

FM Ludwig Ritter von Benedek  

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(1804–81).Best known for his disastrous leadership of the Austrian North Army in the 1866 Austro-Prussian war, Benedek had up to that point led a distinguished military career in Habsburg ...
Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand  

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(1863–1914),Archduke of Austria and heir presumptive to Emperor Francis Joseph. He aimed to transform Austria-Hungary into a triple monarchy to include a Slavic kingdom. He was opposed by the ...
Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth  

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(1894–1939)Austrian novelist and essayist. Born of Jewish parents in Galicia, he studied at Lemberg and Vienna. A highly regarded and successful journalist, he published numerous novels both before ...
Karl Isidor Beck

Karl Isidor Beck  

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(Baja, Hungary, 1817–79, Währing nr. Vienna),studied at Vienna and Leipzig universities, and lived a restless life in Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Hamburg, where he met K. Gutzkow and L. Wienbarg ...
Maximilian

Maximilian  

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(1832–67)Emperor of Mexico (1864–67). Brother of the Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Josef and Archduke of Austria, Maximilian was established as emperor of Mexico under French auspices in 1864. In ...
Mayerling

Mayerling  

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In Lower Austria near Baden by Vienna, is the site of a shooting lodge in which the Habsburg Crown Prince Rudolf met his end on 30 January 1889. The lodge ...
Prince Metternich

Prince Metternich  

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(1773–1859)Austrian statesman. As Foreign Minister (1809–48), he was one of the organizers of the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which devised the settlement of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. He ...
Radetzkymarsch

Radetzkymarsch  

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A novel by J. Roth, published in 1932. It is an ironical and gloomy portrayal of the decline and fall of the Dual Monarchy. The title, which refers to the ...
Revolutions of 1848

Revolutions of 1848  

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A series of revolutions in western and central Europe. Revolution erupted first in France, where supporters of universal suffrage and a socialist minority under Louis Blanc caused the overthrow of ...
Schwarzenberg, Felix, Fürst zu

Schwarzenberg, Felix, Fürst zu  

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(1800–52)Austrian statesman. A career diplomat, Schwarzenberg joined the army of Field-Marshal Joseph Radetzky on the outbreak of the Revolutions of 1848. He persuaded the ageing Ferdinand I to ...

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