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Prussia

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

William I., King of Prussia, born March 22, 1797, the second son of King Frederick William III. and of Princess Louise of Meek-lenburg-Strelitz; educated for the military career, and took part in the campaigns of 1813 and 1815 against France; appointed Governor of the province of Pomerania, 1810; lied from Prussia to England, March 20, 1818; elected member of the Constituent Assembly for Wiesitz, Posen, May 15, 1848; returned to Berlin and took seat in the Assembly, June 8, 1848; Commander-in-chief of the Prussian troops against the revolutionary army of Baden, June 1849; appointed Military Governor of the Rhine provinces, Oct. 1, 1849; appointed Regent of the kingdom during the mental illness of his brother, Oct. 9, 1858; ascended the throne at the death of his brother, Jan. 2, 1861. Married June 11, 1829, to

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