Koerber, Ernest von

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Ernest von Koerber (fən kör´bər), 1850–1919, Austro-Hungarian prime minister. A career civil servant, he became prime minister (1900–1904) and made a vigorous but vain attempt to reconcile the national factions of the monarchy by liberal, parliamentary methods. His second tenure, after the assassination (1916) of Count Stürgkh, was brief because of differences with the new emperor, Charles I.