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Baader, Franz Xaver von
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(Mar 27, 1765, Munich – May 23, 1851, Munich) studied medicine at Ingolstadt and Vienna, receiving his Dr. med. in 1785; from 1788 to 1792 he attended the mining academy in Freiberg. After a stay in England (1792–1795), he entered public service as superintendent of mines for Bavaria. In 1808 he was made a member of the Academy of Sciences and ennobled. A memorandum sent by him to the rulers of the three great continental powers in 1814 is reputed to have suggested the Holy Alliance; this theory is disputed. It is clear that Baader entertained relations with perso…

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Cesa, Claudio, “Baader, Franz Xaver von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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