Franz von Hartig (1789-1865) was an Austrian statesman.

Franz von Hartig
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He held a number of important government posts until the appearance of his book Genesis der Revolution in Oesterreich (“Origins of the Revolution in Austria,” 3rd edition, 1851), describing the beginning of the liberal movement in Austria, forced him into retirement. In 1860 he was elected to the Reichsrat, where he played a prominent part as a member of the Liberal Centralist Party. In 1861 he was called to the Austrian House of Lords (German: Herrenhaus), of which he remained a member until his death.

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  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Hartig, Franz, Count" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.