Plener, Ernst Freiherr von
Baron Ernst von Plener, lithograph by J. Vilimek, 1893
Plener, Baron Ernst von, b. Cheb, Czech Republic, (then Egger), Oct. 18, 1841, d. Vienna, April 29, 1923, politician; son of Ignaz von Plener. Noted leader of Austrian Liberalism, historical-political writer; 1893-1895 Minister of Finance, 1895-1918 President of the Austrian Court of Audit; founding member and chairman of the "Vereinigte Deutsche Linke" (United German Leftists) founded in 1888 (left the party in 1895).
Works: Erinnerungen, 3 vols., 1911-1921; Reden 1873-1911, 1911.
Literature: B. Klein, E. v. P., 1980; E. Werner, Die beiden P., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1981; ÖBL.