Ancillon, Friedrich

THEOLOGIAN, STATESMAN, EDUCATOR (GERMANY)
BORN 30 Apr 1767, Berlin - DIED 19 Apr 1837, Berlin
REAL NAME Ancillon, Johann Peter Friedrich
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Französischer Friedhof, Chausseestrasse

Friedrich Ancillon studied theology in Geneva and became minister to the French comunity in Berlin. During a visit to France he witnessed the French Revolution and he returned to Berlin in disgust.

His work "Tableau des révolutions du système politique de l'Europe depuis le XVe siècle" (1803) ranked him among the leading historians. From 1810 until 1814 he was the tutor of the future king Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

He started a political career and served at the ministry of foreign affairs under Bernstorff, succeeding him in 1832. He was in favour of monarchal absolutism and fought liberalism. In 1834 he collaborated with Metternich on the Vienna Final Act of 12 Jun 1834. He died in 1837.

Related persons
• has grave monument designed by Schinkel, Karl Friedrich

Sources
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
Friedrich Ancillon - Wikipedia

Images

The grave monument of Friedrich Ancillon at the Französischer Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (19 Aug 1996)

 


Andergast, Maria

Published: 26 Oct 2008
Last update: 26 Oct 2008