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Jakob, Arthur Josef (Hainisch, Michael)

Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Politician


1858 - Born on August 15th in Aue, near Gloggnitz, Austria. Austrian economist and statesman.

1920 - Served as first president of the federal republic of Austria.

1922 - He incurred the wrath of his Anschluss co-supporters for his part in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lana with Czechoslovakia, an agreement primarily directed against the possibilities of a Habsburg restoration but that also was seen as a barrier to Austrian–German union.

1928 - Prohibited constitutionally from seeking a third presidential term.

1929 - He subsequently served briefly as federal minister of commerce.

1938 - He endorsed the Anschluss between the two nations.

1940 - Died on February 26th in Vienna.


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