Hans von Reinhard

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Lithograph of a portrait of Hans von Reinhard that Johann Oeri painted in Paris in 1804 when Reinhard was taking part in Napoleon's coronation as emperor

Hans von Reinhard , also Reinhart (born February 20, 1755 in Zurich , † December 23, 1835 in Zurich), was a Swiss politician.

Reinhard came from an advisory family in the city of Zurich and was a member of the narrower (“nobility”) parlor of the Constaffel Society . From 1778 to 1779 he was bailiff of the Landgraviate of Thurgau and from 1795 to 1798 of the County of Baden . In Zurich he held various offices. In 1799, Hans Reinhard was arrested by the French troops and deported to Basel as a hostage . Despite his escape from captivity, he was confirmed in his offices on his return to Zurich and in 1801 governor of the Swiss canton of Zurich. As a representative of Zurich, he traveled to the Helvetische Consulta in Paris, where Napoleon handed over the mediation constitution to Switzerland . At the Consulta, Reinhard managed to enlarge Zurich to include Dietikon , Hüttikon , Oetwil an der Limmat and Schlieren and, as a committee member, signed the mediation act of February 19, 1803.

In the resurrected Canton of Zurich, Hans von Reinhard became a member of the provisional government commission, the Grand Council (1803-1835), the Small Council 1803-1830, and repeatedly mayor (1803-1830) and State Councilor 1814-1830. In 1807 and 1813 Reinhard Landammann was in Switzerland . As a member of the Swiss parliament from 1803 to 1830, Reinhard also had an influence on Swiss politics: in 1804 he represented Switzerland at Napoleon's imperial coronation in Paris and from 1814 to 1815 at the Congress of Vienna .

Reinhard is considered the last Swiss politician of international stature, as he personally knew all the powerful men of his time. His career ended with the overthrow of 1830.

See also : History of the City of Zurich , List of Mayors of the City of Zurich


predecessor Office successor
David von Wyss the Elder Mayor of Zurich
Paul Usteri