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Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
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Born
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke

(1798-01-14)14 January 1798
Zwolle, Netherlands
Died 4 June 1872(1872-06-04) (aged 74)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Spouse(s) Adelheid Solger (m. 1836–1870; her death)
Children 4 sons and 2 daughters
Alma mater Leiden University
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Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (14 January 1798 – 4 June 1872) was a Dutch statesman of a liberal, one of the most important Dutch politicians of the 19th century. In 1848, he virtually single-handly drafted the revision of the Constitution of the Netherlands, giving less power to the king and more to the States General, and guaranteeing more religious, personal and political freedom to the people.

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