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Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt

Von Humboldt was a succesful diplomat for Prussia between 1802-1819. He retired in 1819 due to the increasingly reactionary policy of the governemnt of Prussia. Afterwards, he devoted himself solely to literature and study. As a diplomat, he marked several successes, amongst which signing the Peace Treaty of Paris (1814). Von Humboldt accompanied Prince Hardenberg to most of the meetings at Vienna, as Hardenberg was experiencing a loss of hearing by 1814. Also served as Prussian ambassador to Austria and as plenipotentiary to the Chátillon negotiations.

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