The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Auersperg, Adolf Wilhelm Daniel

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AUERSPERG, Adolf Wilhelm Daniel, Prince, brother of Prince Karlos Auersperg, Austrian statesman: b. 21 July 1821; d. 5 Jan. 1885. From 1841 until 1860 he served in the army, attaining the rank of major of dragoons, in the regiment of Prince Eugene. In 1867 he began his political career as a member of the Bohemian Diet, where he represented the landed proprietors in the Liberal party. In the following year he became a life member of the upper chamber of the Austrian Reichsrath. In 1870 he became governor of Salzburg, and was head of the Austrian ministry in the year following. With the authority that this office gave him he was very active in effecting electoral reforms, especially in the matter of securing direct representation in the lower chamber of the Reichsrath. He was also instrumental in bringing about closer relations with Hungary.