Hecker, Friedrich

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Hecker, Friedrich Gender: M
born on 28 September 1811 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Eichtersheim, Germany, 49n14, 8e46
Timezone LMT m8e46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°31'

Friedrich Hecker


German revolutionary republican politician who led radical forces that demanded that the 1848 revolution establish a republican form of government in Germany.

A lawyer, Hecker in 1842 was elected to Baden’s second chamber, where he quickly established himself as the leader of the liberal opposition. He became a Democrat, and in the revolutionary Vorparlament (Preparliament) he attempted to turn that body into a permanent revolutionary peoples’ committee (1848), demanding the elimination of the monarchies. When the assembly majority decided to try to win Germany’s princes over to their new constitution, Hecker and the radicals walked out.

After a popular rising, fomented in Baden (spring 1849), was quickly crushed by Baden and Hessian troops, Hecker fled to Switzerland and the United States, where, during the U.S. Civil War (1861–65), he served as a colonel in the Union army. He revisited Germany several times, but, although he admired the new united German empire founded in 1871, he could never reconcile himself to its Prussian leadership.

He died 24 March 1881, St. Louis, Missouri.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes