Lange's Upper Rhine Volume 1-9

Lange's Upper Rhine Volume 1-9

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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. 1854* edition. Excerpt: ...years, the margrave died on the 12th May 1738. His son had been carried off before him in 1732, so that he was succeeded by his grandson Charles Frederick, who was but ten years of age. The reins of government were held therefore by the Margravine Magdalena Wilhelmina and the Margrave Charles August, the latter, on the death of the margravine, assumed the regency in conjunction with his brother Charles William Eugene. Meanwhile the privileges of the town were confirmed in 1738, and matters continued much as before. In 1748 Charles Frederick dispensed with his guardians, taking the management of affairs into his own hands. At first he was in doubt whether he should not remove his court to Durlach, but perceiving that the creation of his predecessor could exist only by the presence of the court and the public offices, he remained in Carlsruhe. Under his reign it now really became a town. In 1750, on returning from his travels, he caused a new castle of stone to be built on the site of the wooden erection. The inhabitantsv shortly resumed their complaints, and desired that their privileges, which were to expire in 1752, might he renewed. Charles Frederick consented, and even made further important concessions; the citizens were still dissatisfied, and demanded more, until at length the margrave loBt patience and expressed his astonishment, that the town, despite its numerous rights and privileges had not rendered itself more prosperous. Many years passed away, and a new generation arose, before the inhabitants were imbued with a better spirit. Those who were desirous of building new houses, received three florins per foot from the public treasury; and a canal was dug from Durlach to Carlsruhe to facilitate the transmission of stone. More attention, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508343
  • 9781236508348