1871 1 Thaler
Ob. KARL KOENIG VON WUERTTEMBERG
Rev. MIT GITT DURCH KAMPF ZU SIEG UND EINIGUNG
Ed. EIN PFUND FEIN
MM: (Conclusion of the Franco-Prussian war)
|Preceeded by:||William I of Württemberg|
|Succeeded by:||William II of Württemberg|
|Titles:||King of Württemberg 1864-1891|
|Father:||William I of Württemberg|
|Mother:||Pauline Therese of Württemberg|
|Married to:||Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia|
|Flag of Württemberg 1816-1918||Location of Württemberg|
Karl was born on March 6th 1823 and assend the throne on the 25th June 1864, only a few months after the photopraph was taken.|
At the time of the photograph Karl was the Crown Prince - though he did becomre king shortly thereafter.
The former duchy of Wurtenburg was elevated into a kingdom by Napoleon in 1806 having been enlarged by the annexation of small principalities and ecclesiastical territorities. The civil list allocated the king 882,400 florins or about £73,566, with additional amounts for other royal family members. The dukes of Wurtenburg were among the first to embrace Protestantism, and while various heads of the family reverted back to Catholism, Karl I retained his Protestant faith.
The army commanded by Karl's father in 1863 consisted of: Click here