Born: 18 April 1863 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria).
Died: 1 November 1942 in Peresznye, Hungary.
Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia 28 December 1906 to 25 March 1911
Leopold (Anton Johann Sigismund Josef Korsinus Ferdinand) Graf Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz, Frättling und Püllütz, son of Count Sigismund Berchtold, was born in Vienna, 18 April 1863, and entered the Austrian Diplomatic service in 1900. Leopold Berchtold occupied various official positions in the Austrian embassies in Paris, London, and St Petersburg.
When the Great War broke out Leopold Berchtold was Austro-Hungarian minister for foreign affairs and as such had much to do with the diplomatic exchanges of July and August 1914.
Leopold Berchtold was regarded as one of the chief authors of the world war, his part in bringing about is revealed in two Austrian red books, published in 1919.
In January 1915 Leopold Berchtold was dismissed.
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