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3 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

The "aus Bayern" is actually part of his title!

Yes it is a "bastard branch" (is there any less offensive sounding term? "illegitimate" doesn't fit really, i think) of the house of Wittelsbach. The coat of arms also bearing a "Bastardfaden" (Baton sinister), quite interesting.


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The Rebellion in the Ruhr territory carried by the Red Army of the Ruhr was a serious one , dangerous because the Rebels seized a rich industrial territory . to neutralize the rebellion the central government employed the Reichswehr and Freikorps .

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1 hour ago, GreyC said:

Augenleiden (Nachtblindheit)


Nachtblindheit means Night blindness , normally is caused by a severe carence of A vitamin . Interesting !

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On 07/01/2021 at 17:19, Chris Boonzaier said:

Magic, thanks guys. "Ludwig Graf von Holnstein aus Bayern" from the General Kommando 1. bay. Armee Korps

The "aus Bayern" is actually part of his title!


Note, the title "Graf" was written before the name until 1920. ("Graf Ludwig von Holnstein"), After 1920 the "Graf" became part of the name.

On June 23, 1920, the Prussian State Assembly passed the Prussian Law on the Abolition of the Prerogatives of the Nobility and the Dissolution of the House Property. According to this law on the nobility, which was adopted in a similar form by the other states of the German Reich, the primogeniture titles, which had also previously only belonged to the heads of families and rulers, were abolished. The general titles, which varied from family to family and were held by the other family members, became components of the family name. This means that former titles, such as prince or count, which previously belonged to all family members, were retained as components of the name, while titles such as king, grand duke, etc., which belonged only to the ruling persons (sovereign titles) or heads of families, were dropped altogether.




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