Laurent had already been nominated financial adviser to the empire (Sept.
A few months later, and at once became the chief adviser of Edward II.
Reumont was the friend and adviser of Frederick William IV.
1512), a friend and adviser of the emperor Maximilian I.
Of Metternich, Stadion's successor, he had at the outset no high opinion, and it was not till 1812 that there sprang up between the two men the close relations that were to ripen into life-long friendship. But when Gentz returned to Vienna as Metternich's adviser and henchman, he was no longer the fiery patriot who had sympathized and corresponded with Stein in the darkest days of German depression and in fiery periods called upon all Europe to free itself from foreign rule.