List of Ministers-President of Austria

Coat of arms of the Austrian Empire (1867)

The Minister-President of Austria was the head of government of the Austrian Empire from 1848, when the office was created in the course of the March Revolution. Previously, executive power rested with an Austrian State Council, headed by the Emperor himself, from 1821 under the chairmanship of State Chancellor Prince Klemens von Metternich. The offices of Minister-President was not refilled from 1852, when Emperor Franz Joseph resumed control of the government affairs, and was replaced by a coordinating Chairman of the Austrian Minister's Conference.

According to the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, executive powers were divided between the Emperor and King, the Minister of the Imperial and Royal House and of Foreign Affairs as chairman of the k. u. k. Ministers' Council for Common Affairs, and the Ministers-President of the Cisleithanian (Austrian) and Hungarian halves of the Empire. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in November 1918, the head of government in the Austrian Republic since 1920 has been the Federal Chancellor.

Austrian Empire (1848–67)

Ministers-President (1848–52)

Chairmen of the Ministers' Conference (1852–67)

Austria–Hungary (1867–1918)

Medium coat of arms of Austria-Hungary (1916),
H. G. Ströhl

Foreign Ministers as Chairmen of the Ministers' Council for Common Affairs

Medium coat of arms of the Austrian Lands (1915),
H. G. Ströhl

Ministers-President of Cisleithania

Medium coat of arms of the Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen (1915), H. G. Ströhl

Ministers-President of Transleithania

See also

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