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Beckerath, Hermann von, born at Crefeld, North Germany, in 1801, was sent to the Diet in 1843 as representative of the Rhine province. In 1848 he had risen to be finance minister to the empire, and next year was sent to confer with the Prussian government as to the general state of affairs. Finding among his colleagues a tendency to go beyond the limits of his moderate Liberalism, he resigned office, dying in 1870.