Brilliant results accrued from all this participation in the general life of Germany.
Popular animosity was kindled by the enforced participation of the Jews in public disputations.
One section of public opinion desired to make Piedmonts co-operation subject to definite promises by the Powers; but the latter refused to bind, themselves, and both Victor Emmanuel and Cavour realized that, even without such promises, participation would give Piedmont a claim.
His participation in the coup d'etat of the 8th of July 1762 attracted the attention of the new empress, Catherine II., who made him a Kammerjunker and gave him a small estate.
Attempts were made by the German group, assisted by their government, to secure the participation of both Britain and France in the concession.