This thesis about Ignaz Count Attems and the revolution of 1848, is primarily a contribution to the administrative history of Styria, in particular that of 1848. The sources of the provisional Styrian parliament and the family Attems is widespread. Among the main sources of this work the minutes of the provisional parliament are included. Furthermore, the stocks of the family archive of Attems, concerning the person of Ignaz Count Attems, are edited in the Styrian Provincial Archives. The monitoring of Styrian media landscape in 1848 provides additional insight on the relationship to the provisional parliament of the Duchy of Styria. The main focus of this work lies on the year 1848, but the situation in the 1830s and 40s in the Duchy of Styria and the revolution of 1848/49 in the Habsburg Empire are described briefly. In 1848, there were numerous innovations, particularly at the administrative level. For instance the provisional parliament, under the direction of Ignaz Count Attems, developed a legislative proposal concerning a new Styrian Constitution, the dissolution of property and a new municipal code. The negotiations of the provisional parliament and its impact on the population of Styria are considered in affiliation to the role of Ignaz Count Attems' and the events of the Revolution of 1848 in Styria.