Prinz Louis Ferdinand (1772-1806l. Louis Ferdinand gehörte 1805 zum Kreis der Personen um Königin Luise, den Freiherrn vom Stein und General Ernst von Rüchel, der dafür stand, Napoleon entgegenzutreten. Gemeinsam versuchten sie, den König davon zu überzeugen
Corsets or stays, as 18th c. corsets were called – weren't stiffened with whalebone, but with baleen. Baleen is the feathery, comb-like feature in the mouths of whales, for screening and trapping food. Baleen is made of keratin, a flexible material that's more akin to cartilage and fingernails than bone. But in the baleen and whalebone were used interchangeably. As a material, baleen is strong and stiff but yielding, and can be cut, filed, and shaped.