Nansen used all the arts of the agitator with extraordinary energy and success.
"Now that I am a deputy, I will cease to be an agitator," he said.
On entering the Second Chamber of Baden in 1842, he at once began to take part in the opposition against the government, which assumed a more and more openly Radical character, and in the course of which his talents as an agitator and his personal charm won him wide popularity and influence.
Hermon Husband (c. 1724-1795) was the chief agitator of measures for relief, but, since, as a Quaker, he discouraged violence, the cause was left without a recognized leader.
He was a born agitator, and as such tended to exaggeration and misrepresentation.