Andreas Joseph Hofmann

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1752 – 1849

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Who was Andreas Joseph Hofmann?

Andreas Joseph Hofmann was a German philosopher and revolutionary active in the Republic of Mainz. As Chairman of the Rhenish-German National Convention, the earliest parliament in Germany based on the principle of popular sovereignty, he proclaimed the first republican state in Germany, the Rhenish-German Free State, on March 18, 1793. A strong supporter of the French Revolution, he argued for an accession of all German territory west of the Rhine to France and served in the administration of the department Mont-Tonnerre under the French Directory and the French Consulate.

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Born
Jul 14, 1752
Zell am Main
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Bavaria
Died
Sep 6, 1849
Oestrich-Winkel

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on July 23, 2013

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