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COUNT ALBERT APPONYI (1846- )

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 226 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNT ALBERT APPONYI (1846- )  , Hungarian states-man, the most distinguished member of an ancient noble
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family, dating back to the 13th century, and son of the chancellor Gyorgy Apponyi (1808-1899) and the accomplished and saintly Countess Julia Sztaray, was born at Pesth on the 29th of May 1846 . Educated at the Jesuit seminary at Kalksburg and at the
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universities of Vienna and Pesth, a long
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foreign tour completed his curriculum, and at Paris he made the acquaintance of Montalembert, a kindred spirit, whose influence on the young Apponyi was permanent . He entered parliament in 1872 as a liberal Catholic, attaching himself at first to the Deak party; but the feudal and ultramontane traditions of his family circle profoundly modified, though they could never destroy, his popular ideals . On the break up of the Dealt party he attached himself to the conservative
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group which followed Baron Pal Senynyey (1824-1888) and eventually became its leader . Until 1905 Count Albert was constantly in opposition, but in May of that
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year he consented to take office in the second Wekerle
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ministry . A lofty and magnetic orator, his speeches were published at
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Budapest in 1896; and he is the author of an interesting dissertation, Esthetics and Politics, the Artist and the Statesman ;Hung.) (Budapest, 1895) .

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