Encyclopaedia Americana. a Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography. a New Ed; Including a Copious Collection

Encyclopaedia Americana. a Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography. a New Ed; Including a Copious Collection

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... 1812, war having broken out between Russia and France, Prussia furnished 30,000 men, which were attached to the 10th corps cTarmte, under marshal Macdonald, and were destined to conduct the siege of Riga. December 30, 1812, general York, at the head of this body, went over to the Russians. The king, at first, publicly disapproved this step; but, March 11, 1813, he declared his approbation of it, in the order of the day. On the 3d and 9th of February and 17th of March, the king, induced by Sehanihorst and other men of spirit, called his people to arms; and so great had been the sufferings of the nation from the long continued wars, and such was its hatred of the French, who were considered as the cause of all those sufferings, that the king, who suffered with the nation, became enthusiastically beloved, and all ranks were eager to sacrifice property and life, to aid in delivering the country from the French. February 28, the king concluded an alliance with Alexander. During the campaign, Frederic William repeatedly gave proofs of his courage. After the conclusion of the peace of Paris, he went with Alexander to England, oud was present at the congress of Vienna. He again sent troops against Napoleon, when the latter returned from Elba, and once more visited Paris. In 1818, he was present at Aix-la-Chapelle, and, in 1823, at the congress of Verona, and travelled through Italy. Having promised his people a constitution, adapted to the claims of the age, he has reestablished the provincial es tiiii-, -, which have the right of expressing their opinions on subjects laid before them. This is their sole privilege. In 1818, he, or rather Hardenberg (q. vA his minister, founded the university of Bonn, and, in 1820, the museum of antiquities at Berlin. In..show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236631188
  • 9781236631183