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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 387 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAXIMILIAN, Freiherr von Gagern (1810-1889), the youngest son, was born at Weilburg on the 26th of March 181o. Up to 1848 he was a government official in Nassau; in that year he became a member of the German national parliament and under-secretary of state for foreign affairs. Throughout the revolutionary years he supported his brother's policy, became a member of the Erfurt parliament, and, after the collapse of the national movement, returned to the service of the duchy of Nassau. In 1855 he turned Roman Catholic and entered the Austrian service as court and ministerial councillor in the department of foreign affairs. In 1871 he retired, and in 1881 was nominated a life member of the Upper Chamber (Herrenhaus). He died at Vienna on the 17th of October 1889. See Allgemeine deutsche Biographic, Band viii. p. 301, &c. (1878) and Band xlix. p. 654 (1904).
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