1798, Jan 141872, Jun 4
a Dutch politician and statesman of liberal signature, one of the most important Dutch politicians of the 19th century. In 1848 he virtually single-handedly drafted the revision of the Constitution of the Netherlands, giving less power to the king, and more to the States General of the Netherlands.
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05/06/1844-Johan Thorbecke argues for the general right to vote 
11/03/1848-Johan Thorbecke proclaims new Dutch Constitution
11/01/1849-Johan Thorbecke becomes first de facto Prime Minister of the Netherlands
04/19/1853-Johan Thorbecke's government resigns
05/17/1853-Johan Thorbecke's liberals win second-Parliamentary election 
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