Engelbert Dollfuss, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Engelbert Dollfuss

Austrian Christian Social and Patriotic Front statesman

Date of Birth: 14-Oct-1892

Place of Birth: Texingtal, Lower Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 25-Jul-1934

Profession: lawyer, military personnel, politician, diplomat

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Engelbert Dollfuss

  • Engelbert Dollfuss (German: Engelbert Dollfuß, IPA: ['???lb??t 'd?lfu?s]; 4 October 1892 – 25 July 1934) was an Austrian politician who served as Chancellor of Austria between 1932 and 1934.
  • Having served as Minister for Forests and Agriculture, he ascended to Federal Chancellor in 1932 in the midst of a crisis for the conservative government.
  • In early 1933, he shut down parliament, assumed dictatorial powers.
  • Suppressing the Socialist movement in February 1934 during the Austrian Civil War and later banned the Austrian Nazi party, he cemented the rule of "Austrofascism" through the authoritarian First of May Constitution.
  • Dollfuss was assassinated as part of a failed coup attempt by Nazi agents in 1934.
  • His successor Kurt Schuschnigg maintained the regime until Adolf Hitler's annexation of Austria in 1938.

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