Altenstein, Karl Sigmund Franz vom Stein zum
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(Oct 1, 1770, Schalkhausen – May 14, 1840, Berlin) was from Frankish nobility. In 1782, he became page at the court of Margrave Alexander of Ansbach and studied law, natural sciences, mathematics, and philosophy; in 1793, he entered Prussian service as a law clerk in the military and district court in Ansbach. In 1800, he was the military council in the Franconian Department of the General Directorate in Berlin; from 1803 onward, he worked as the secret chief financial counsel of customs, roads, welfare, and medicine. He developed a cordial dialogue with J.G. Fichte. Unde…

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Vogel, Werner, “Altenstein, Karl Sigmund Franz vom Stein zum”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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