WILHELM II, German Emperor & Hermine Reuss of Greiz Autographs

SKU: 8008226

Sale price$492.78


Typed letter signed, one page, 8,25 x 10,5 inch, Huis Doorn, 31.03.1934, in German, Wilhelm II awards Pastor Best the "Kreuz der Ritter seines Königlichen Hausordens von Hohenzollern"*, signed in dark pencil "Wilhelm I.R.", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Wilhelm II in a beautiful chest-up portrait in uniform (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition. Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Hermine Reuss of Greiz, one page, 8,25 x 11 inch, personal stationery, Huis Doorn, 27.01.1934, in German, thank-you letter to an unnamed correspondent, signed in blue pencil "Hermine", with very mild signs of age wear - in nearly very fine condition.

"In Anerkennung Ihrer treuen Anhänglichkeit an Mich und Mein Königliches Haus und Ihrer Verdienste um Mein Königliches Krongut Villa Sarabodis besonders in der schweren Besatzungs- und Separatistenzeit verleihe Ich Ihnen bei Ihrem Scheiden aus dem Amte nach beinahe 40jähriger seelsorgerischer Tätigkeit in den Gemeinden Gerolstein und Dann das Kreuz der Ritter Meines Königlichen Hausordens von Hohenzollern."

"In recognition of your faithful devotion to me and my royal house and your services to my royal crown estate Villa Sarabodis, especially during the difficult period of occupation and separatists, I award you the Cross of the Knights of my Royal House Order of Hohenzollern upon your departure from office after almost 40 years of pastoral care Activities in the communities of Gerolstein."

* The House Order of Hohenzollern (German: `Hausorden von Hohenzollern or Hohenzollernscher Hausorden`) was a dynastic order of knighthood of the House of Hohenzollern awarded to military commissioned officers and civilians of comparable status.

Further Information on the person

(1859-1941, Wilhelm II) last German Emperor (German: Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918 & (1887-1947, Hermine) Second wife of Wilhelm II.

Year of Birth: 1859

Biography (AI generated)

Wilhelm II was a German Emperor from 1888 to 1918. He was born on 27th January 1859 in Berlin, Germany. He was the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and related to many of Europe's royal families. He was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia and was one of the most important figures of World War I.

Wilhelm II was born in the midst of political turmoil, as the German Empire had only been created a few years before, in 1871. He had a difficult relationship with his father, who was a very domineering figure. Wilhelm was largely raised by his mother, Princess Victoria, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He was an intelligent, but also very stubborn, man who had a strong sense of his own importance.

From an early age, Wilhelm was determined to make Germany a great power, and he was very eager to prove himself as a leader. He was an advocate for German militarism and expansion, and worked to build up the German navy. He was also a strong proponent of Pan-Germanism, the idea that all German-speaking peoples should be united into one nation.

Wilhelm was a driving force behind the creation of the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy in 1882. He also worked to strengthen Germany's relations with other countries, and was a strong supporter of the colonial ambitions of the German Empire. Wilhelm's foreign policy was largely responsible for the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

Despite his many successes, Wilhelm's reign was ultimately unsuccessful. He was forced to abdicate in 1918, after Germany was defeated in World War I. He spent the rest of his life in exile in the Netherlands, where he died in 1941. Wilhelm's legacy is largely one of failure, as he was responsible for the outbreak of a war that resulted in the destruction of the German Empire.

Wilhelm II was a controversial figure in German history. His ambition and desire for power often led to disastrous decisions, and his reign was ultimately unsuccessful. However, he was also a complex figure who was capable of great courage, intelligence, and ambition. Despite his failures, Wilhelm II will always be remembered as one of the most important figures in German history.

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