germany - commemorative desk peice - made from the wood from the german battleship s.m.s. prinz regent luitpold
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GERMANY – COMMEMORATIVE DESK PEICE – MADE FROM THE WOOD FROM THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP S.M.S. PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLDSKU: 18-545
$225.00The S.M.S. Prinz Regent Luitpold was named for Luitpold (1821-1912) who was the regent and ruler of Bavaria from 1886-1912. He held his position beginning in 1886 when King Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) was deposed when he was judged mentally incompetent and removed as King. Under mysterious circumstances Ludwig II drowned the day after his removal. Ludwig II’s younger brother Prinz Otto was also judged incompetent and while called King Otto, he never sat on the throne. Thus Luitpold became the Regent and ruled until his death in 1912. Following him Ludwig III (1845-1921) became the final King of Bavaria in 1913. Like all of the heads of the German houses he stepped down in November 1918….