Timeline | Before 1800 to After 1930 | AUSTRIA

Date

Country | Theme | Description

1797


Peace Treaty of Campoformio, 17 October 1797, between the French Republic and the Austrian Empire 
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Austria | Political Context

Austria and France conclude the Treaty of Campo Formio on 17 October. Austria then cedes to Belgium and Lombardy. To compensate, it gains the eastern part of the Venetian Republic up to the Adige, including Venice, Istria and Dalmatia.

1811

Austria | Reforms And Social Changes

A commission under the chairmanship of Franz von Zeiller drafts the General Civil Code.

1811 - 1886

Austria | Music, Literature, Dance And Fashion

Franz Liszt is born in Austria. He becomes one the leading composers and a piano virtuoso of the 19th century. He dies in Bayreuth.

1814 - 1815


Ratification document of the Congress of Vienna (29 September 1814 – 9 June 1815) 
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Austria | Political Context

The Great Peace Congress is held in Vienna from 18 September 1814 to 9 June 1815. Clemens Wenzel Duke of Metternich organises the Austrian predominance in Italy. Austria exchanges the Austrian Netherlands for the territory of the Venetian Republic and creates the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.

1821

Austria | Economy And Trade

In Trieste, Josef Ressel equips the steamship Civetta with a ship’s propeller for the first time.

1825 - 1827

Austria | Great Inventions Of The 19th Century

A railway line opens between Budweis (Bohemia) and Linz (Upper Austria). The rolling stock was not yet steam-operated.

1825

Austria | Music, Literature, Dance And Fashion

Johann Strauss creates his Wiener Walzer Kapelle, an orchestra specialising in the Viennese Waltz.

1827

Austria | Music, Literature, Dance And Fashion

Franz Schubert composes his Winterreise.

1829

Austria | Great Inventions Of The 19th Century

The Austrian Danube Steamboat Shipping Company is established.

1836

Austria | Great Inventions Of The 19th Century

Austrian Lloyd, the main steamship company on the Mediterranean, with headquarters in Trieste, is established.
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