Frederick William IV

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king of Prussia who violently suppressed democratic movements (1795-1865)

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The year Wichern's prison reforms were defeated, liberalism enjoyed a particular potency within the government--the conservative Prussian King Frederick William IV had just died, and liberals had won unprecedented success at the polls, gaining major ground in the parliament.
Among his audience sat the young Wichern and the future King Frederick William IV.
In 1844, with approval and support from Frederick William IV, Wichern launched the Inner Mission, an effort to recapture the lost hearts of German Christians who had been baptized but had fallen away from the faith.
Prussia signalled that she was prepared to discuss proposals which would involve her leading a Germany that excluded Austria, although Frederick William IV personally dreamed of the Hohenzollerns taking a military lead in a revived Bund under Habsburg leadership, accompanied by archaic rhetoric of medieval imperialism.
Soldiers are withdrawn from the city; procession before Frederick William IV displaying the bodies of those civilians killed during the uprising.
21st: Frederick William IV issues his proclamation `To My People and the German Nation'.
5 December 1843: Frederick William IV seeks a revision of the existing law.
Frederick William IV of Prussia had Charles' shrine opened in 1843.
Influenced by the writings of Victor Hugo, these early poems were characterized by vividly imaginative and evocative exotic scenes and by technical virtuosity; they won him a pension from the Prussian king Frederick William IV.
In 1840 the Brothers Grimm accepted an invitation from the king of Prussia, Frederick William IV, to go to Berlin, where as members of the Royal Academy of Sciences they lectured at the university.
When he returned to Germany in 1842, he was enthusiastically welcomed by popular demonstrations of sympathy; the Prussian king Frederick William IV received him in an amicable spirit.
Released under the amnesty of Frederick William IV after seven years' imprisonment, he never fully regained his health.
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