Georg Victor


Preceeded by: George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Reign: 15/5/1845-12/5/1893
Succeeded by: Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Georg Victor
1859 1 Thaler
Ob. GEORG VICTOR FURST ZU WALDECK U. PYRMONT
Rev. EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge: MUNZVERTAG VOM 24 JANUAR 1857
Silver 0.9000
18.520g
mintage:
Mint: Berlin
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Georg Victor

Titles: Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born: 14/1/1831
Died: 12/5/1893
Father: George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother: Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg
Married to: Princess Helena of Nassau
Children: Sophie (1854-4869)
Pauline (1855-1925)
Marie (1857-1882)
Emma (1858-1934)
Helena (1861-1922)
Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1865-1946)
Elizabeth (1873-1961)
Married to: Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Children: Wolrad (1892-1914)
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George Victor was born on January 14th 1831 and ruled Waldeck and Pyrmont from May 1845 until his death (of pneumonia) on May 12th 1893. He was born in Arolsen in Waldeck and Pyrmont and died in Marienbad in Bohemia aged only 62. As he was only 14 when his father died his mother acted as guardian.

The family of Waldeck was enrolled by the Congress of Vienna among the sovereign houses of Europe on account of the distinguished services rendered by field-marshal Prince Georg of Waldeck in the wars against France.

Georg Victor had a civil list of 245,000 thalers (£36,735) which was considerably more than half the entire revenue of the principality.

The charter for the principality was granted in 1852. It provided for a legislative assembly of 41 members of which 18 were chosen by the nobility, 13 by the inhabitants of the towns and 10 by those in rural areas. The chamber met at irregular intervals and left the exercise of its power to a committee of only 6 members, 2 from the nobility, two from the towns and 1 from the rural districts.

A considerable amount of the revenue gained came from the sale of mineral waters and the amount of profits from gaming tables at Pyrmont. Previous to the French revolution the reigning prince kept a body of troops available of some 2,000 to 3,000. During the American war of independence 1,225 of these troops were sold to the British Government at a fixed sum per head. Three quarters never returned.

The area covers 466 square miles and has only 48,604 inhabitants. Of these 55,676 were Protestants, 1,071 were Roman Catholics and 853 were Jews. The remainder were dissenters, mostly Mennonites.

The army commanded by George Victor in 1863 consisted of: Click here


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