1907 German Empire Kingdom of Wurttemburg - King Wilhelm II 5-Marks Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition V.Scarce.
1907 German Empire Kingdom of Wurttemburg - King Wilhelm II 5-Marks Beautiful Large Silver Coin, Attractively Toned Great Condition V.Scarce - Rare.
Country. Kingdom of Wurttemburg (German Empire) Ruler. Wilhelm II. Years. 1907 Value. 5-Marks Composition. Silver Weight. 27.778 g Diameter. 38.0 mm
- King Wilhelm II, the Kingdom of Wurttemburg: - William II (25 February 1848 – 2 October 1921) was the last King of Württemberg. He ruled from 6 October 1891 until the abolition of the kingdom on 30 November 1918.
William's father died in 1870, but his mother lived to see him seated on the throne of Württemberg. In 1891, William succeeded his childless maternal uncle, King Charles I (1823–1891) and became King of Württemberg. This was not, as it may seem, a departure from the Salic law which governed succession in the German states; his claim to the throne came because he was the nearest agnatic heir of his maternal uncle, as the senior male-line descendant of Frederick I of Württemberg through his younger son Prince Paul.
King William became a Generalfeldmarschall during World War I. In 1918, he was deposed from the throne along with the other German rulers. King William finally abdicated on 30 November 1918, ending over 800 years of Württemberg rule. He died in 1921 at Bebenhausen.