Richard von Friesen
|Richard von Friesen|
Photograph c. 1870
He was educated at Göttingen and Leipzig, entered the civil service of Saxony, and rose to be minister of the interior from 1849 to 1852. In 1858 he became minister of finance, and in 1867 of foreign affairs also. He was appointed in 1870 a commissioner to negotiate in Versailles with the South German states treaties for the unification of Germany. From 1871 until his retirement in 1876, he was president of the ministry.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1906). "Friesen, Richard, Freiherr von". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. This work in turn cites:
- Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben, autobiography (Dresden, 1880)