Editors. "Frederick William IV of Prussia suffers a stroke". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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King Frederick William IV of Prussia suffers a stroke, at the age of 62, leaving him partly paralysed and unable to carry out his governmental duties. From now until his death in 1861, his brother William serves as Regent.