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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Austria and Hungary, History: Biographies