The New International Encyclopædia/Leopold Charles Frederick

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LEOPOLD CHARLES FREDERICK (1790-1852). Grand Duke of Baden. He succeeded his half-brother, Louis, in 1830. He interested himself in the liberal ideas of his time, granted concessions to his subjects in 1848, and in the spring of 1849 declined to oppose the movement which finally broke down all barriers and forced him to flee from the country on the night of May 13th. In August he was reinstated by the troops of Prussia and the Confederation. He acted with the greatest forbearance after regaining his power. During the last years of his reign he admitted his son Frederick, who later succeeded him, to a share in the government.