Koerber, Ernest von

Koerber, Ernest von

(fən kör`bər), 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 StürgkhStürgkh, Karl, Graf von
, 1859–1916, prime minister of Austria (1911–16). During World War I he governed without the unruly parliament and was strongly opposed by liberals and radicals. He was assassinated by Friedrich Adler, an Austrian socialist.
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, was brief because of differences with the new emperor, Charles I.
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