A former province of NW Germany. Previously a duchy of the archbishop of Cologne, it became a province of Prussia in 1815. In 1946 the major part was incorporated in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the northern portion becoming part of Lower Saxony. German name Westfalen.
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- And the Congress of Vienna was chaired and run by the representative of the Austrian Kaiser, the highly-reactionary Prince Metternich (who was himself a Westphalian, curiously enough).
- Charles Hallé, a Westphalian who moved to Paris and came to England in 1848, founded an orchestra for the Manchester Exhibition of 1857 and kept it intact for a series of concerts launched at his own risk the following year.
- Meanwhile, plans are back on track for a museum honoring the achievements of the masterly Informel painter Emil Schumacher, to be located in Hagen, the nondescript Westphalian city of his birth.
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