1809 – Born on the 13th of January in Dresden, Austria. He was an Austrian statesman, was descended from a noble family which had originally sprung from the Mark of Brandenburg, and of which one branch had been for over 300 years settled in Saxony.
1836 – He was made secretary of legation at Berlin, and afterwards held appointments at Paris, Munich, and London.
1848 – In March, he was summoned to Dresden to take the office of foreign minister, but in consequence of the outbreak of the revolution was not appointed.
1848 – In May he was appointed Saxon envoy at Berlin, and in February was again summoned to Dresden, and this time appointed minister of foreign affairs.
1849 – He held the ministry of education and public worship.
1853 – Held ministry in internal affairs and was appointed minister-president.
1863 – He came forward as a warm supporter of the claims of the prince of Augustenburg to Schleswig-Holstein.
1864 – He was appointed representative of the diet at the congress of London.
1867 – He also held the position of Austrian minister-president, and he carried through the measures by which parliamentary government was restored.
1868 – After giving up his post as minister-president, he was appointed Chancellor of the empire, and received the title of count.
1869 – He accompanied the Emperor on his expedition to the East.
1886 – He died in his villa at Altenberg, near Vienna on the 24th of October.