Gagern, Heinrich, Freiherr von

Gagern, Heinrich, Freiherr von hīn´rĭkh frī´hĕr fən gä´gərn [key], 1799–1880, German statesman. A Hessian parliamentary leader and leading advocate of German unity, he became (1848) president of the Frankfurt Parliament . He at first favored Prussian leadership and the exclusion of Austria from German affairs but later reversed his stand.

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