Editors. "A Constitution is granted in Hesse-Cassel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Responding to the recent Paris revolution of 1830, the inhabitants of Hesse-Cassel call for reform. The elector allows the the estates-general to draft a constitution, which is then much admired and copied in other states.