Karl Ferdinand von Buol-Schauenstein

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Karl Ferdinand von Buol-Schauenstein, lithograph by Joseph Kriehuber 1854

Karl Ferdinand Graf von Buol-Schauenstein (born May 17, 1797 in Vienna , † October 28, 1865 ibid) was an Austrian statesman .


He came from an old family in Graubünden , the Buol, and was the son of Count Johann Rudolf Buol-Schauenstein , the first President of the Bundestag († 1834). Like his father, he devoted himself to a diplomatic career in Austria, becoming an envoy in Karlsruhe , Darmstadt , Stuttgart , Turin , Saint Petersburg and London. 1852-59 he held the office of Prime Minister and Foreign Minister . The indecisive stance in the Crimean War had an adverse effect on Austro-Russian relations. In 1859 his ultimatum led to the unfortunate war with Piedmont-Sardinia . In 1859 he resigned. The judgment of his contemporaries about his policy was consistently negative.

The New German Biography (Volume 3, 1957), which was written at a greater historical distance, describes Karl Ferdinand von Buol-Schauenstein as “noble and honorable” and judges his policy: “He failed because he correctly recognized the threat to the Austrian existence through Prussia and Russia was unable to prevail with his inconsistent emperor and had not made the necessary Italian sacrifices. "

Family relationships

He was married to Princess Caroline Franziska von Isenburg-Birstein (1809–1861), the granddaughter of the Bavarian Lieutenant General Friedrich Wilhelm zu Isenburg and Büdingen (1730–1804) and his wife Karoline Franziska Dorothea von Parkstein (1762–1816), one since 1830 natural daughter of the Elector Karl Theodor of Electoral Palatinate Bavaria . The marriage had their daughter Josephine Caroline von Buol-Schauenstein (1835–1916). In 1858 she married the diplomat Gustav von Blome (1829–1906).

See also


Web links

Commons : Karl Ferdinand Buol-Schauenstein  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Buried at St. Helena cemetery, Baden near Vienna . - Local news. […] Famous dead people in Baden cemeteries .. In:  Badener Zeitung , November 2, 1910, p. 3, center right (online at ANNO ).Template: ANNO / Maintenance / bzt
  2. ^ Genealogical page about the wife
  3. ^ Genealogical page of the couple
predecessor Office successor
vacant kk Austrian envoy in Karlsruhe
Moritz von Dietrichstein-Proskau-Leslie
Heinrich Eduard von Schönburg-Hartenstein kk Austrian envoy in Stuttgart
Joseph of Ugarte
Friedrich Franz von Thun and Hohenstein kk Austrian envoy in Turin
Franz de Paula von Colloredo-Wallsee kk Austrian ambassador in Saint Petersburg
Eduard von Lebzelten-Collenbach
Franz de Paula von Colloredo-Wallsee kk Austrian ambassador in London
Franz de Paula von Colloredo-Wallsee