De Potter belonged to a rich noble family, began political career as editor of the liberal opposition journal Le Courrier des Pays-Bas, deployed verve against the Catholic clergy as a polemicist, was then still in prison. Louis's education spent 12 years discovered then the foundations of the reforms. Minister of Justice Cornelis Van Maanen hounded de Potter. The Congress pronounced in favour of a constitutional monarchy. This article incorporates text in the public domain from a publication.