List of foreign ministers of Austria-Hungary
State Chancellors of the Habsburg Monarchy (1720–1805)
From 1664/69 the Privy Conference (Geheime Konferenz), a committee of the Imperial Privy Council (Geheimer Rat), provided advice to Emperor Leopold I whereby the Austrian Court Chancellor, responsible for the Habsburg 'Hereditary Lands', served as rapporteur and thereby gained increasing influence. The Habsburg diplomatic service was re-organised, when Emperor Charles VI by resolution of 26 March 1720 declared Court Chancellor Philipp Ludwig Wenzel von Sinzendorf responsible for foreign policy issues. Upon Sinzendorf's death in February 1742, Archduchess Maria Theresa finally separated the central Habsburg State Chancellery responsible of Foreign Affairs from the domestic Austrian Court Chancellery.
| Philipp Ludwig Wenzel Graf von Sinzendorf|
(26 December 1671 – 8 February 1742)
|26 March 1720||8 February 1742|
| Anton Corfiz Graf von Uhlfeld|
(15 June 1699 – 31 December 1769)
|14 February 1742||13 May 1753|
| Wenzel Anton Graf (from 1764, Fürst) von Kaunitz-Rietberg|
(2 February 1711 – 27 June 1794)
|13 May 1753||19 August 1792|
| Johann Philipp Graf von Cobenzl|
(28 May 1741 – 30 August 1810)
|19 August 1792||27 March 1793|
| Johann Amadeus Francis de Paula von Thugut|
(8 March 1736 – 29 May 1818)
|27 March 1792||28 September 1800|
| Franz de Paula Karl Graf von Colloredo-Waldsee|
(23 May 1736 – 10 March 1806)
|5 October 1800||30 November 1805|
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Austrian Empire (1805–1867)
|24 December 1805||4 October 1809||Johann Graf Stadion-Thannhausen|
|8 October 1809||13 March 1848||Klemens Graf (from 1813, Fürst) von Metternich-Winneburg|
|18 March 1848||4 May 1848||Karl Graf von Ficquelmont|
|8 May 1848||21 November 1848||Johann Freiherr von Wessenberg-Ampringen|
|21 November 1848||5 April 1852||Felix Prinz zu Schwarzenberg|
|11 April 1852||17 May 1859||Karl Graf von Buol-Schauenstein|
|17 May 1859||27 October 1864||Johann Graf von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen|
|27 October 1864||30 October 1866||Alexander Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly|
|30 October 1866||30 December 1867||Friedrich Ferdinand Graf von Beust|
Ministers of the Imperial and Royal House and of Foreign Affairs of Austria-Hungary (1867–1918)
|30 December 1867||8 November 1871||Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust|
|14 November 1871||8 October 1879||Count Gyula Andrássy de Csíkszentkirály et Krasznahorka|
|8 October 1879||10 October 1881||Baron Heinrich Karl von Haymerle|
|20 November 1881||2 May 1895||Count Gustav Kálnoky de Köröspatak|
|16 May 1895||24 October 1906||Count Agenor Maria Gołuchowski|
|24 October 1906||17 February 1912||Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal|
|17 February 1912||13 January 1915||Count Leopold Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz, Frättling und Püllütz|
|13 January 1915||22 December 1916||Count Stephan Burián von Rajecz|
|22 December 1916||16 April 1918||Count Ottokar Czernin von und zu Chudenitz|
|16 April 1918||24 October 1918||Count Stephan Burián von Rajecz|
|24 October 1918||2 November 1918||Count Gyula Andrássy de Csíkszentkirály et Krasznahorka (the Younger)|
Regarding personal names:
- Prinz is a title, translated as Prince, not a first or middle name. The female form is Prinzessin.
- Fürst is a title, translated as (Sovereign) Prince, not a first or middle name. The female form is Fürstin.
- Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.
- Freiherr is a title, translated as Baron, not a first or middle name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
- Foreign Ministry of Austria-Hungary
- Austro-Hungarian Foreign Service
- List of diplomatic missions of Austria-Hungary
- Erwin Matsch, Der Auswärtige Dienst von Österreich-Ungarn 1720-1920, Vienna, Böhlau, 1986.
- —, Geschichte des Auswärtigen Dienstes von Österreich-Ungarn 1720-1920, Vienna, Böhlau, 1980.