(10.01.1803 – 03.12.1890)
place of birth: Hünshoven-Geilenkirchen,
Prussian statesman and businessman Ludolf Camphausen was a
leading merchant in Cologne. He headed the liberal ministry appointed
by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia after the revolutionary
outburst of March 1848. He was forced to resign in June when the
Prussian assembly became more liberal and the king more conservative.
Camphausen was also an important figure at the Frankfurt
Parliament. He died in December in Cologne.