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 Friedrich Wilhelm IV

Friedrich Wilhelm IV

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 2 Jan 1861 (aged 65)
Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Burial Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Plot Beneath the altar
Memorial ID 21736 · View Source
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King of Prussia. Son of King Friedrich Wilhelm III and his much loved wife Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was taught philosophy by Friedrich Delbrueck and Ancillon. He got his military knowledge from Scharnhorst and Knesebeck. Schinkel and Rauch supported his talents for art. In 1823 he married Elisabeth of Bavaria. He founded the peace class for Art and Science of the Medal Pour le Merite. During his reign the Cathedral of Colonge was finished. In 1849, after the revolution was concluded, he signed a constitution that was effective until 1918-1919. After several strokes that affected his ability to speak, he was unable to continue to reign the kingdom. His brother acted as his regent until his death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Friedrich Wilhelm IV (15 Oct 1795–2 Jan 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21736, citing Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .