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William I of Württemberg (1781-1864)

"William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Karl; 27 September 1781 – 25 June 1864) was King of Württemberg from 30 October 1816 until his death.

Upon William´s accession, Württemberg was suffering crop failures and famine in the "Year Without a Summer", in 1816. After taking office, he initiated sweeping reforms, resulting in the approval of the Estates of Württemberg to a constitution on September 25, 1819. In his 48-year reign, the kingdom moved from one that was created from different denominational principalities and a heterogeneous agricultural country, into a constitutional state with a common identity and a well-organised management." - (en.wikipedia.org 10.11.2019)

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son of Friedrich I. von Württemberg (König) (1754-1816) [father of], Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764-1788) [mother of]
Husband of Katharina Pawlowna von Württemberg (1788-1819)
father of Marie of Württemberg, Countess of Neipperg (1816-1887) [daughter of], Katharina Pawlowna von Württemberg (1788-1819) [mother of]
father of Sophie of Württemberg (1818-1877) [daughter of], Katharina Pawlowna von Württemberg (1788-1819) [mother of]

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