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Friedrich III., Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen.

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Article ID DP0690
Artist Anonymus
Title Friedrich III., Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen.
Year ca. 1888
Description Decorative portait of Friedrich III, also called Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl of Prussia. With decorative and splendoufull border. He was the only son of Emperor Wilhelm I and was raised in his family's tradition of military service. Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars, he nevertheless professed a hatred of warfare and was praised by friends and enemies alike for his humane conduct. Following the unification of Germany in 1871 his father, then King of Prussia, became the German Emperor. On Wilhelm's death at the age of 90 on 9 March 1888, the throne passed to Frederick, who had by then been Crown Prince for 27 years. Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx when he died on 15 June 1888, aged 56, following unsuccessful medical treatments for his condition.
Dimensions (cm)49,5 x 34
ConditionSome folds
TechniqueWood engraving


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