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Baron Johann Philipp Von Wessenberg-Ampringen

Baron von Wessenberg-Ampringen was an Austrian diplomat and statesman. He joined the Austrian civil service in 1794 and held several positions for the Austrian court in Berlin, Kassel, Munich and London. In 1814, he was appointed second Austrian delegate, after Prince Metternich, at the Congress of Vienna. He contributed majorly to the establishment of the German Confederation. From 1830 onwards, he served as Austrian ambassador to The Hague and took part in the proceedings at the London Conference (1830) after the Belgians had taken up their revolution against the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and declared their country an independent state.

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