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Famous Diplomats from Austria

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List of notable or famous diplomats from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Austria and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Austria is included when available.

People include everything from Kurt Waldheim to Ursula Plassnik.

This historic diplomats from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from Austria?" These prominent diplomats of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian diplomats.

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    Barthélémi de Stürmer

    Bartholomäus Freiherr von Stürmer (26 December 1787 – 8 July 1863) was an Austrian diplomat. Born in the Pera district of Constantinople, Bartholomäus was the son of Ignatz Lorenz Freiherr von Stürmer, an Austrian diplomat in the Ottoman Empire, and the Baroness Elisabeth of Testa. In order to ensure a quality education, he was registered with the Akademie für Orientalische Sprachen (Academy of Eastern Languages) in Vienna in 1796. He rejoined his father in Constantinople in 1806. He was soon sent to the embassy in Saint Petersburg where he was made secretary of the legation in 1811. There he met Karl Philipp zu Schwarzenberg, whom he followed on trips to over 8000 places, including the...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1787-1863)
    • Birthplace: Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Benita Ferrero-Waldner (born 5 September 1948) is an Austrian diplomat and politician, and a member of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). Ferrero-Waldner served as the Foreign Minister of Austria 2000–2004 and was the candidate of the Austrian People's Party in the 2004 Austrian presidential election, which she narrowly lost with 47.6% of the votes. She served as the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy from 2004 to 2009, and as the European Commissioner for Trade and European Neighbourhood Policy from 2009 to 2010....  more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Joseph Alexander, count Hübner (November 26, 1811 – July 30, 1892), was an Austrian diplomat, born in Vienna. His real name was Josef Hafenbredl, which he changed to Hübner....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1811-1892)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Egon Ferdinand Ranshofen-Wertheimer (September 4, 1894, in Ranshofen/Braunau am Inn – December 27, 1957, in New York City) was a diplomat, journalist, doctor of laws and state....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1894-1957)
    • Birthplace: Austria