Stadion, Johann Philipp, Graf von Warthausen
Count Johann Philipp Stadion von Warthausen. Engraving, around 1810.
Stadion, Johann Philipp, Count von Warthausen, b. Mainz (Germany), June 18, 1763, d. Baden (Lower Austria), May 15, 1824, diplomat, statesman; father of Count Franz Stadion von Warthausen. Envoy to Stockholm, London, Berlin and Saint Petersburg, from 1805 in charge of Austria's foreign policy. Prepared for the war against Napoleon 1809 and, on Austria's defeat, was replaced by Count C. W. L. Metternich. From 1815 Finance Minister, founded the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian National Bank) in 1816 and reorganized the system of taxation.
Literature: H. Rössler, Graf J. P. S., Napoleons dt. Gegenspieler, 2 vols., 1966.