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Excerpt from Stein and the Era of Reform in Prussia, 1807-1815Baron vom Stein, Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, to give him his full name, was born in the ancestral home, a castle only by courtesy, in the little city of Nassau on the Lahn, October 26, 1757. He has left us a sketch of his life,1 which industrious biograph ers have supplemented so that we have a faExcerpt from Stein and the Era of Reform in Prussia, 1807-1815Baron vom Stein, Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, to give him his full name, was born in the ancestral home, a castle only by courtesy, in the little city of Nassau on the Lahn, October 26, 1757. He has left us a sketch of his life,1 which industrious biograph ers have supplemented so that we have a fairly satis factory picture of his youth and preparations for his life work.His ancestors for centuries had been nobles in the ranks of the imperial knights and for many genera tions had lived in the Lahn valley, one of the most picturesque of the side valleys of the Rhine. Here they had been the retainers and staunch defenders of the counts of Nassau, from whom William of Orange was descended, and many of the name of Stein had done good work in the service of other states within and without Germany. The ruins of their old castle stand today on the jutting rock which gave them their family name, on the hill above the city of Nassau. The crest of the hill is crowned with the ruined castle of the counts of Nassau. Both families, Nassau and Stein, had joined their cause with that of Luther. Indeed, the surviving line of the Steins was founded by a mem ber who broke his vows as a canon at Trier and mar ried in the same year that Luther did.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works....

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