The Compromise with Hungary, 1867

15. Mar 1867

The Compromise with Hungary created the ‘Austro-Hungarian Monarchy’, dividing the Monarchy into two halves with equal rights: the Kingdom of Hungary (Transleithania) and ‘the kingdoms and lands represented in the Imperial Council’ (also referred to as Cisleithania). To the latter belonged the Austrian archduchies together with the Kingdom of Bohemia. The two halves of the empire were united in the person of the Emperor and by a common finance and foreign policy.