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Versailles, 18. Januar 1871 - 150 Years


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Foundation of the German Empire
In a simple ceremony in the Hall of mirrors in Versailles, König Wilhelm (I.) of Prussia was proclaimed as the German Emperor, 150 years to this day

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Painting by Anton von Werner

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Naming of those present at the ceremony

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The 18. January 1701 had been the birth of the Prussian state as Friedrich III. of Brandenburg was proclaimed King of Prussia in Königsberg. (320 years to the day)


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2 paintings by Anton von Werner of the Coronation in Königsberg in 1701. These paintings hung in the Ruhmeshalle in Berlin, which was  destroyed in World War 2


Münzkatalog-Online - 2 Mark 1901 200. Jahrestag der Erhebung Preußens zum  Königreich

2-Mark piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of the foundation of Prussia in 1701 (1901)


A commemorative postage stamp of 2001

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