Alexander Greiffenklau von Vollrats első rezidensi éve Konstantinápolyban
Alexander Greiffenklau von Vollrats (?–1648) was the imperial Resident to Constantinople from 1643 until his sudden death in 1648. His position however was not ensured, in Vienna after only one year arose the idea of his dismissal. In my study I present the reasons, leading thus far. Through the Residents reports we can see the first imperial instructions and also how he accomplished the tasks given to him by the emperor Ferdinand III. Reflect-ing Greiffenklaus first year, I summarize the critiques against him. From this we will see, why the imperial court was so dissatisfied to consider even his removal from the residency. Greiffenklau arrived in the Ottoman capitol in April 1643. His first and most important task was to keep the peace between the emperor and the sul-tan, and to prevent Georg Rákóczi I to enter the Thirty Year’s War in Swe-dish-French alliance. For the imperial court the continuance of the peace with the Ottoman Empire was of vital importance. In the paper I show the difficulties, Greiffenklau had to face, and the reasons why he needed the help of the imperial ambassador Georg Czernin von Chudenicz.