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David Justus Ludwig Hansemann (after 1862)
Portrait of the businessman, politician, and banker David Justus Ludwig Hansemann (1790-1864). As the founder and leader of several successful Aachen enterprises, Hansemann put a large portion of his profits in the service of the public good. During the 1830s, he became increasingly active in politics. In 1843, he was elected to the Rhineland state parliament and came to number among the leading representatives of German liberalism. After the March Revolution of 1848 in Berlin, he became the Prussian Minister of Finance, but was dismissed after only a few months. Afterwards, Hansemann returned to his business activities. Painting by Bernhard Plockhorst (1825-1907), after 1862.