Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

(1735-1806) ruler of the duchy of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel from 1780 to 1806. Marriage alliances linked the Braunschweig princes with PRUSSIA, thereby providing them with a powerful ally and protector. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand exhibited interests as a young man in the intellectual trends of the ENLIGHTENMENT and in state reform. He studied the writings of the French […]

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