The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Müller, Adam Heinrich (1779–1829)

  • Hermann Reich
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Born in Berlin, Müller studied in Göttingen and became a private tutor and scholar. In 1811 he had to leave Berlin because of his opposition to the reforms of Hardenberg, and later served the Austrian foreign minister Metternich in various – partly conspiratorial – positions, for which he was created knight of Nitterdorf in 1826. An ardent catholic – he had converted in 1805 – Müller opposed the ideals of the Enlightenment, and rejected liberalism, rationalism, individualism and materialism. He was a bitter enemy of the French Revolution and one of the intellectual voices of the post-Napoleonic restoration.

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