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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Heinrich von Gagern

 
 
Heinrich von Gagern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
1. Heinrich von Gagern Marker
Inscription.  
Im Gedenken an
Heinrich von Gagern
1799-1880
Erster Präsident der Nationalversammlung
Reichsministerpräsident Burschenschafter
Vorkämpfer für Deutsche Freiheit in Einheit

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(English translation:) In commemoration of Heinrich von Gagern, 1799-1880. (He was the) First President of the National Assembly; a Head of the Imperial Ministry; a champion of German freedom in unity.
 
Location. 50° 6.663′ N, 8° 40.842′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker can be reached from Paulsplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Kolb (here, next to this marker); Pre-Parliament and the National Assembly (a few steps from this marker); Philipp Jacob Spener (a few steps from this marker); Paulskirche / St. Paul's Church (a few steps from this marker); Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy Spoke Here

Heinrich von Gagern Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
2. Heinrich von Gagern Marker - wide view
The von Gagern marker is the one in the center, flanked by a memorial table for Carl Schurz on the left, and a historical marker for Walter Kolb on the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Theodor Heuss (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahnmal für den Widerstand gegen NS-Terror / Memorial for the Resistance Against Nazi Terror (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the exterior southwest wall of St. Paul's Church.
 
Also see . . .  Heinrich von Gagern. "Heinrich Wilhelm August Freiherr von Gagern (20 August 1799 – 22 May 1880) was a statesman who argued for the unification of Germany....At the Heidelberg meeting and the preliminary convention (Vorparlament) of Frankfurt he deeply impressed the assemblies with the breadth and moderation of his views; with the result that when the German national parliament met (18 May), he was elected its first president. His influence was at first paramount, both with the Unionist party and with the more moderate elements of the Left, and it was he who was mainly instrumental in imposing the principle of a united empire with a common parliament...." (Submitted on December 10, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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