Tens of thousands of mourners have lined the streets of the Austrian city of Klagenfurt for the funeral of the far-right politician, Joerg Haider.
Mr Haider died in a car crash a week ago. He had been drinking alcohol and driving more than twice the speed limit.
Mr Haider was known for his anti-immigration and anti-EU policies.
Austria's president and chancellor were among the dignitaries attending a requiem mass in Klagenfurt Cathedral.
International guests included Sayf Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, who was a close friend of Mr Haider, as well as a delegation from Italy's right-wing Northern League.
Mr Haider was elected governor of Carinthia in 1989. He was forced to resign in 1991 after he made comments praising the employment policies of Nazi Germany. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003.
The centre of Klagenfurt was sealed off for the funeral and extra police were deployed to prevent any disruption by protesters.
Mr Haider's coffin was carried to Klagenfurt Cathedral for a requiem mass by men wearing the traditional dress of mountain guides in Carinthia province.
Mr Haider's body was to be cremated and his ashes taken to a chapel in a valley where he lived just outside the city.