Koerber, Ernest von
Koerber, Ernest von fən kör´bər [key], 1850–1919, Austro-Hungarian prime minister. A career civil servant, he became prime minister (1900–1904) and made a vigorous but vain attempt to reconcile the national factions of the monarchy by liberal, parliamentary methods. His second tenure, after the assassination (1916) of Count Stürgkh , was brief because of differences with the new emperor, Charles I.
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