Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
Johan Rudolf Thorbecke (14 January 1798 - 4 June 1872) was an important Dutch politician. He was born in Zwolle. In 1848, he wrote a constitution almost on his own. This constitution gave the king less power and the people more, so it made the Netherlands a democracy. Thorbecke was a liberal. Several times he was prime minister, and internal affairs minister.
- (in Dutch) Bio at Parlement.com
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