Franz Sylvester Jordan (1792–1861) was a German politician and lawyer.
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Born on 30 December 1792 in Omes, near Axams in Austria, Jordan went to school at the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich. After studying jurisprudence and cameralism at the universities of Vienna and Landshut, he became a professor of constitutional law at the University of Marburg in 1821.
Axams is a municipality in the district of Innsbruck Land in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
The Wilhelmsgymnasium is a gymnasium in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1559 to educate local boys, it is now coeducational and ranks as one of Bavaria's best schools in the Abitur results. According to its 2006-year book, the results of the school's students in the Abitur were the best in the whole of Bavaria. In addition to that, the ministry of education ("Kultusministerium") confirmed that this "gymnasium" achieved outstanding accomplishments in terms of efficiency and social work. Over a course of decades, this highly renowned school achieved the best graduation results in Bavaria.
Jordan contributed significantly to the drafting of the constitution of 1830 and thus the creation of the Hessian Diet.However, he got into conflict with the state government and was placed under police surveillance. He was arrested in 1839 under suspicion of being part of the Frankfurter Wachensturm six years earlier and was later sentenced to five years in prison. After two years in prison in Marburg, the supreme court of appeal in Kassel lifted the ruling and Jordan was freed.
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The Frankfurter Wachensturm on 3 April 1833 was a failed attempt to start a revolution in Germany.
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). The town area spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and has a population of approximately 72,000.
Jordan served 10 months as a member of the Frankfurt Parliament between 18 July 1848 and 20 May 1849. He died on 15 April 1861 in Kassel.
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