Schüler, Friedrich

Friedrich Schüler

b. 19 Aug 1791, Bergzabern, Duchy of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
d. 26 Jun 1873, Metz, France

Title: Mitglied der deutschen Reichsregentschaft (Member of the German Reich Regency)
Term: 6 Jun 1849 - 18 Jun 1849
Chronology: 6 Jun 1849, elected and proclaimed, two hundred thirty-second session of the Nationalversammlung (National Assembly), Saal der würtembergischen Kammer der Abgeordneten, Stuttgart [1, IX, 6821-6822]
  18 Jun 1849, National Assembly and Reich Regency are prevented from further functioning and dissolved by the use of troops of the Königreich Württemberg (Kingdom of Württemberg) [1, IX, 6875-6880]
Biography:

The son of a teacher; was educated as lawyer in Strasbourg and Göttingen (1806-1816); held positions in the court of appeals at Zweibrücken (1816-1832); acquired a vineyard near Metz, France (from 1824); elected to the Bavarian Kammer der Abgeordneten (Chamber of Deputies, 1831); founder of the liberal Association of the Press and Fatherland (Preß- und Vaterlandsverein), banned by the Bavarian government (1832); prosecuted by the Bavarian authorities; immigrated to France (1832); lived in Bad Niederbronn, Strasbourg, Metz and Paris; important member of the German immigrant associations in Paris (mid-1830s); chairman of the Union of the Germans (Bund der Deutschen); elected as a representative of Lauterecken, Palatinate of the Rhine (as part of Bavaria), to the Nationalversammlung (National Assembly) and served as deputy (18 May 1848 - 18 Jun 1849); belonged to the extreme left faction Donnersberg; participated in the rebellion in Rhineland-Palatinate (1849); elected to the Bavarian Kammer der Abgeordneten (Chamber of Deputies, 1849); elected a member of the German Reich Regency (6 Jun 1849); fled to France via Switzerland; sentenced to death in-absentia for revolutionary activities (1851); lived in France (from 1849). Biography source: [2][3]

Elections:

Candidate Votes (6 Jun 1849)
Friedrich Schüler 93
August Heinrich Simon 1
Moriz Mohl 1
August Heinrich Becher 1
abstentions 9
total votes cast 105
total valid votes cast/absolute majority 105/53
Election results: [1, IX, 6821-6822]; other members of the Regency were elected in the rounds 1-2, 4-8.

[1] Stenographischer Bericht über die Verhandlungen der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt am Main, ed. by Franz Wigard (Frankfurt-am-Main: Johann David Sauerländer, 1848-1849)
[2] "Biographisches Handbuch der Abgeordneten der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung 1848/49", ed. by Heinrich Best, Wilhelm Weege (Düsseldorf: Droste, 1996)
[3] "Friedrich Schüler (1791-1873): Ein vornehmer, stolzer Republikaner", ed. by Andreas Gestrich (Ostfildern: Thorbecke, 2004).
  Image: Friedriich Schüler in 1848/1849.
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 03:33:17