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[met-uh r-nikh; English met-er-nik] /ˈmɛt ər nɪx; English ˈmɛt ər nɪk/
Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar 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/ (Show IPA),
1773–1859, Austrian statesman and diplomat.
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Metternichian, adjective Unabridged
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  • This castle afterwards became the family seat of the metternichs.

    The Life of the Moselle Octavius Rooke
  • Talleyrand at once sees Labrador and arranges the reply to metternichs note.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for metternichs


/German ˈmɛtərnɪç/
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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