April 22, 2017 Trieste, 1859 In the 19th c. Trieste served as the ship-building and commercial center for the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The Illustrated London News, 13 August 1859. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.