[met-uh r-nikh; English met-er-nik]
- Prince Kle·mens Wen·zel Ne·po·muk Lo·thar von [kley-mens ven-tsuh l ney-paw-moo k loh-tahr fuh n, loh-tahr] /ˈkleɪ mɛns ˈvɛn tsəl ˈneɪ pɔ mʊk ˈloʊ tɑr fən, loʊˈtɑr/, 1773–1859, Austrian statesman and diplomat.
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Examples from the Web for metternich
And if Kerry pulls all this off, he's the Metternich of our times.Why Would Assad Negotiate?
September 13, 2013
I was just speaking of it to my friend here, Mr. Metternich Scribe.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
The late Prince Metternich played well, but not brilliantly.
We neither want advice from Metternich, nor battalions from Radetzky.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
I applied to Metternich about him, and, besides that, he is mine.Tancred
Your people have made me a real Metternich, a genuine Machiavelli.The White Mice
Richard Harding Davis
- Klemens (ˈkleːməns). 1773–1859, Austrian statesman. He became foreign minister (1809) and made a significant contribution to the Congress of Vienna (1815). From 1821 to 1848 he was both foreign minister and chancellor of Austria and is noted for his defence of autocracy in Europe
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