The music was dedicated to King Frederick William IV
of Prussia and was presented to him in 1932.
Prussian King Frederick William III had had great reservations about putting a non-royal up on a public pedestal, but his successor, Frederick William IV
, probably figured it would be a better idea politically to go with the flow.
1), presented by Frederick William IV
of Prussia as a christening gift for his godson Prince Albert Edward (the future Edward VII), who was baptised in St George's Chapel, Windsor in January 1842.
Seventeen years later, in 1843, Mendelssohn composed his Incidental music to Shakespeare's same play, commissioned by the King of Prussia, Frederick William IV
, for a new production of the work.
Through his connections with leading conservatives, Steinberg explains, Bismarck won the ear of the Prussian king, Frederick William IV
. He then spent much of the 1850s at the Frankfurt Parliament carving out a separate path from those that guided his foray into politics.
A rising star within the Protestant establishment and a founding member of the Protestant "Inner Mission," Wichern had been appointed in 1857 to the Ministry of the Interior by King Frederick William IV
to tackle the problem of reforming the Prussian prison system.
The kleindeutsch group and the radicals finally allied to produce small majorities for a monarchical constitution that included the suspensive veto (allowing the emperor to delay but not block the will of parliament) and democratic franchise, along with the offer of the crown to Frederick William IV
2, Frederick William IV
to state ministry, Berlin, 5 Dec.
She stated her political views, which were sympathetic to the underprivileged, in two books written for the special benefit of the king of Prussia, Frederick William IV
: Dies Buch gehort dem Konig (1843; "This Book Belongs to the King") and Gesprache mit Damonen (1852; "Conversations with Demons").
Frederick William III of Prussia died on June 7, 1840, and was succeeded by his son, who reigned as Frederick William IV
Born in Dresden (February 24, 1809); joined the Guard cavalry at Berlin (1827); won the confidence of King Frederick William IV
during the revolution of 1848; becoming the King's aide-de-camp, he was sent on a mission to Sweden (late 1848); he was promoted to lieutenant colonel (1852); appointed to command the 5th Uhlans (1853); during the Crimean War (in which Prussia was not involved, and hoped not to become involved), went on two diplomatic missions to Vienna and one to St.