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[met-uhr-nikh; English met-er-nik]
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  1. 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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  1. 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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