Minister of Foreign Affairs (Austria)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres
Coat of arms of Austria.svg
2017 Alexander Schallenberg (34036345493) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Alexander Schallenberg

since 3 June 2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Style Mr. Federal minister
(formal)
Member of Federal Government
Council of Ministers
Foreign Affairs Council
Seat Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minoritenplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
Nominator Political parties
Appointer The President
on advice of the Chancellor
Constituting instrument Constitution of Austria
Precursor Imperial and Royal Minister of Foreign Affairs
First holder Viktor Adler
in the Republic of German-Austria (30 October 1918)
Karl Renner
In the first Republic (21 October 1919)
Karl Gruber
In the second republic (26 September 1945)
Website www.bmeia.gv.at (in English)
www.bmeia.gv.at (in German)

This article lists the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Austria, from 30 October 1918 up to today. During the time of the Anschluss to Nazi Germany from 1938 to 1945, Austria had no government in its own right. The current Austrian Foreign Minister is Alexander Schallenberg, who took office on 3 June 2019.

List of officeholders (1918–present)

Foreign Ministers of Austria during the Interwar period

No. Foreign Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Victor Adler
Adler, VictorVictor Adler
(1852–1918)
30 October 1918 11 November 1918 12 days SDAPÖ Renner I
2
Otto Bauer
Bauer, OttoOtto Bauer
(1881–1938)
21 November 1918 26 July 1919 247 days SDAPÖ Renner I–II
3
Karl Renner
Renner, KarlKarl Renner
(1870–1950)
26 July 1919 22 October 1920 1 year, 88 days SDAPÖ Renner IIIII
Mayr I
4
Michael Mayr
Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr
(1864–1922)
22 October 1920 21 June 1921 242 days CS Mayr I–II
5
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
21 June 1921 26 January 1922 219 days Independent Schober I
6
Walter Breisky
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
26 January 1922 27 January 1922 1 day CS Breisky
7
Leopold Hennet [de]
Hennet, LeopoldLeopold Hennet [de]
(1876–1950)
27 January 1922 31 May 1922 124 days Independent Schober II
8
Alfred Grünberger [de]
Grünberger, AlfredAlfred Grünberger [de]
(1875–1935)
31 May 1922 20 November 1924 2 years, 173 days CS Seipel I–II–III
9
Heinrich Mataja
Mataja, HeinrichHeinrich Mataja
(1877–1937)
20 November 1924 15 January 1926 1 year, 56 days CS Ramek I
10
Rudolf Ramek
Ramek, RudolfRudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
15 January 1926 20 October 1926 278 days CS Ramek II
11
Ignaz Seipel
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
20 October 1926 4 May 1929 2 years, 196 days CS Seipel IV–V
12
Ernst Streeruwitz
Streeruwitz, ErnstErnst Streeruwitz
(1874–1952)
4 May 1929 26 September 1929 145 days CS Streeruwitz
(5)
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
26 September 1929 30 September 1930 1 year, 4 days Independent Schober III
(11)
Ignaz Seipel
Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
30 September 1930 4 December 1930 65 days CS Vaugoin
(5)
Johann Schober
Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
4 December 1930 29 January 1932 1 year, 56 days Independent Ender
Buresch I
13
Karl Buresch
Buresch, KarlKarl Buresch
(1878–1936)
29 January 1932 20 May 1932 112 days CS Buresch II
14
Engelbert Dollfuss
Dollfuss, EngelbertEngelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
20 May 1932 10 July 1934 2 years, 51 days CS
VF
Dollfuss I–II
15
Stephan Tauschitz
Tauschitz, StephanStephan Tauschitz
(1889–1970)
10 July 1934 3 August 1934 24 days Landbund
VF
Dollfuss II
Schuschnigg I
16
Egon Berger-Waldenegg [de]
Berger, EgonEgon Berger-Waldenegg [de]
(1880–1960)
3 August 1934 14 May 1936 1 year, 285 days VF Schuschnigg I
17
Kurt Schuschnigg
Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg
(1897–1977)
14 May 1936 11 July 1936 58 days VF Schuschnigg II
18
Guido Schmidt
Schmidt, GuidoGuido Schmidt
(1901–1957)
11 July 1936 11 March 1938 1 year, 243 days VF Schuschnigg III–IV
19
Wilhelm Wolf [de]
Wolf, WilhelmWilhelm Wolf [de]
(1897–1939)
11 March 1938 13 March 1938 2 days NSDAP Seyss-Inquart

Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 (see Austria under National Socialism for details). Independence restored in 1945.

Foreign Ministers of Austria after the end of World War II

No. Foreign Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Karl Gruber
Gruber, KarlKarl Gruber
(1909–1995)
26 September 1945 26 November 1953 8 years, 61 days ÖVP Renner IV
Figl IIIIII
Raab I
2
Leopold Figl
Figl, LeopoldLeopold Figl
(1902–1965)
26 November 1953 9 June 1959 5 years, 195 days ÖVP Raab III
3
Bruno Kreisky
Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
9 June 1959 19 April 1966 6 years, 314 days SPÖ Raab III–IV
Gorbach III
Klaus I
4
Lujo Tončić-Sorinj
Tončić, LujoLujo Tončić-Sorinj
(1915–2005)
19 April 1966 19 January 1968 1 year, 275 days ÖVP Klaus II
5
Kurt Waldheim
Waldheim, KurtKurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
19 January 1968 21 April 1970 2 years, 92 days ÖVP Klaus II
6
Rudolf Kirchschläger
Kirchschläger, RudolfRudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
21 April 1970 24 June 1974 4 years, 64 days Independent Kreisky III
7
Erich Bielka
Bielka, ErichErich Bielka
(1908–1992)
24 June 1974 30 September 1976 2 years, 98 days Independent Kreisky II–III
8
Willibald Pahr
Pahr, WillibaldWillibald Pahr
(born 1930)
30 September 1976 24 May 1983 6 years, 236 days Independent Kreisky III–IV
9
Erwin Lanc
Lanc, ErwinErwin Lanc
(born 1930)
24 May 1983 10 September 1984 1 year, 109 days SPÖ Sinowatz
10
Leopold Gratz
Gratz, LeopoldLeopold Gratz
(1929–2006)
10 September 1984 16 June 1986 1 year, 279 days SPÖ Sinowatz
11
Peter Jankowitsch
Jankowitsch, PeterPeter Jankowitsch
(born 1933)
16 June 1986 21 January 1987 219 days SPÖ Vranitzky I
12
Alois Mock
Mock, AloisAlois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 1987 4 May 1995 8 years, 103 days ÖVP Vranitzky II–III–IV
13
Wolfgang Schüssel
Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel
(born 1945)
4 May 1995 4 February 2000 4 years, 276 days ÖVP Vranitzky IV–V
Klima
14
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Ferrero, BenitaBenita Ferrero-Waldner
(born 1948)
4 February 2000 20 October 2004 4 years, 259 days ÖVP Schüssel III
15
Ursula Plassnik
Plassnik, UrsulaUrsula Plassnik
(born 1956)
20 October 2004 2 December 2008 4 years, 43 days ÖVP Schüssel II
Gusenbauer
16
Michael Spindelegger
Spindelegger, MichaelMichael Spindelegger
(born 1959)
2 December 2008 16 December 2013 5 years, 14 days ÖVP Faymann I
17
Sebastian Kurz
Kurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz
(born 1986)
16 December 2013 18 December 2017 4 years, 2 days ÖVP Faymann II
Kern
18
Karin Kneissl
Kneissl, KarinKarin Kneissl
(born 1965)
18 December 2017 3 June 2019 1 year, 167 days Independent Kurz I
19
Alexander Schallenberg
Schallenberg, AlexanderAlexander Schallenberg
(born 1969)
3 June 2019 Incumbent 223 days Independent Bierlein
Kurz II

See also

References


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