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Frederick William IV


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


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  • This portrait was made at the time of the ill-fated Frankfurt Parliament, which he served as vice-president and primary author of the Constitution for a united Germany presented to Prussian King Frederick William IV.


  • He was sent to Frankfurt as envoy for Frederick William IV at the German Confederation.


  • He was expelled in 1845 at the express request of King Frederick William IV of Prussia.


  • The king of Prussia, Frederick William IV, also promised a written constitution to his subjects.


  • In an effort to avoid revolution, Frederick William IV promised to call the Prussian Landtag at intervals and revised the press law (March 8).

    f. Germany

  • The Viennese and Hungarian crowds were cannonaded from their strongholds, and in Germany a constitutional assembly that had been bravely debating the question of republicanism broke down into factional bickering and then ignominiously offered the country to Frederick William IV of Prussia.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • King Frederick William IV of Prussia was so delighted that he ordered the Gold Medal of Science and the Arts struck in his honor.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Such a surrender of all personal power, they say, and say truly, was not designed by Frederick William IV. when he gave the constitution; to ask the king, therefore, in all his measures to be determined by the House of Delegates, is an unconstitutional demand.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Frederick William IV. was just the man with whom such exertions could be used with good hope of success.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The beautiful and noble Queen Louise and her two little boys, afterwards Frederick William IV. and William I., wandered at one time in the forests, and made their food of wild berries.

    In and Around Berlin


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