Why was Philip von Eulenburg raised to the rank of Prince by the Kaiser in 1900?
- LiliLv 72 years agoFavourite answer
I'll add to Chris's useful answer that in German regions (and in pre-Revolutionary Russia, too), "Prince" was long more or less the top rank of the nobility, not necessarily a royal title.
- CloLv 72 years ago
It was a reward for services rendered to the Kaiser. He and the Kaiser were the best of friends.
- Anonymous2 years ago
It was done to fast track him through customs.
- ChrisLv 62 years ago
Von Eulenburg was a diplomat who served the Kaiser as ambassador to Munich when Bavaria was still a separate country from Prussia, prior to the unification of the Second Reich circa 1870. And his father''s family had been stuck in the rank of Count for generations due to lack of money. When his mother inherited from her brother, his maternal uncle, the great wealth of his maternal ancestry, von Eulenburg was able to uphold the dignity of a Prince.