Jakob, Arthur Josef
Born: Aug 15, 1858 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 81 years of age.
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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