Rechberg, Johann Bernhard Graf von
Johann Bernhard Graf Rechberg, lithograph by L. Schilling, 1880
Rechberg, Count Johann Bernhard von; b. Regensburg (Germany), July 17, 1806, d. Schwechat (Lower Austria), Feb. 26, 1899, diplomat and politician. Austrian envoy to Sweden, Brazil etc. until 1853, 1859-1864 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1859-1861 Prime Minister; supported Prince C. W. L. Metternich and opposed the liberal politics of A. v. Schmerling . Could not bring Bismarck to accept Austria´s position in the Schleswig-Holstein question (German-Danish War).
Literature: H. Rumpler, J. B. Gf. v. R., in: 1000 Jahre Ö., ed. by W. Pollak, 1973; ÖBL.