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1789

French Revolution

The French Revolution is noticeable in Westphalia in the form of many refugees from the revolution. A second wave of emigration is triggered in the summer of 1792 by the storming of the Tuileries Palace in Paris and the arrest of Louis XVI (1754-1793). The aristocratic and intellectual emigrants also include the later kings Louis XVIII of France (1755-1824) and Charles X of France (1757-1836). They find refuge in Hamm.