Karl I
(Charles I)


Karl I
1871 1 Thaler
Ob. KARL KOENIG VON WUERTTEMBERG
Rev. MIT GITT DURCH KAMPF ZU SIEG UND EINIGUNG
Ed. EIN PFUND FEIN
Silver 0.9000
18.520g
mintage: 114,000
Mint: ?
MM: (Conclusion of the Franco-Prussian war)
Karl I


Preceeded by: William I of Württemberg
Reign: 25/6/1864-6/10/1891
Succeeded by: William II of Württemberg

Titles: King of Württemberg 1864-1891
Born: 6/3/1823
Died: 6/10/1891
Father: William I of Württemberg
Mother: Pauline Therese of Württemberg
Married to: Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia
Children: none
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Flag of Württemberg 1816-1918 Location of Württemberg
Coat of arms 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

Religion Number
Evangelical Protestants 1,179,814
Roman Catholics 527,057
Calvinists 2,489
Jews 11,388


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