Müller, Friedrich Theodor Adam Heinrich von

LAWYER (GERMANY)
BORN 13 Apr 1779, Kunreuth, Bayern - DIED 21 Oct 1849, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof)

Friedrich von Müller studied law in Erlangen. When he was 22 years old he entered into civil service in Weimar. In 1804 he was promoted to councillor of the government. After Prussia capitulated to the French near Prenzlau he was sent to negotiate with the French. He succeeded in preserving the independency of the Grand Duchy.

In 1813 he met Napoleon in Erfurt and in 1815 he was appointed State Chancellor of the Duchy. He was known as Kanzler von Müller. He was a friend of Goethe and both the Grand Duke and Grand Duches valued his services. After his death his diaries were published under the title of "Unterhaltungen mit Goethe" ("Conversations with Goethe").

Related persons
• was a friend of Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• met Napoleon I Bonaparte

Sources
• Gorys, Erhard, Thüringen, Artemis Reis- en Cultuurgids, Kok Lyra, Kampen, 1996
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_von_M%C3%BCller_(Politiker)

Images

The grave of Friedrich von Müller at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)

 


Müller, Hans Carl

Published: 19 Nov 2017
Last update: 19 Nov 2017