The New International Encyclopædia/Müller, Friedrich von

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MÜLLER, Friedrich von (1779-1849). A German statesman. He was born at Kunreuth, Bavaria; studied law at Erlangen and Göttingen, and in 1801 entered the administrative employ of Weimar. His greatest political achievement was his inducing Napoleon to keep Weimar independent (1806-07). For this he was rewarded by being ennobled and raised to the post of Privy Councilor. He wrote Erinnerungen aus den Kriegszeiten von 1806-13 (1851). Müller became Chancellor in 1815, and from 1835 to 1848 was Deputy. On his friendship with Goethe, consult Burkhardt, Goethes Unterhaltungen mit dem Kanzler Friedrich von Müller (Stuttgart, 1870).