In 1750, Prince Clemens August (1723-1761) was building distinguished palaces and gardens in Bonn which can still be admired today. Bonn had become a royal seat of power in 1597. In the mid 18th century, spared of epidemics and wars, it was a comfortable baroque city.

The 1751 population of 10,135 had more than doubled in 150 years. The court was the most important employer. Business profited from the needs of the aristocracy and the city was the distribution centre for agricultural products from the surrounding countryside. Traders, especially brewers and butchers, were wealthy, but there was also poverty in the streets of Bonn
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