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George III, King of England (1730-1820)

Auction:
2300
Lot:
117
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$1,410$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

George III, King of England (1730-1820), Autograph letter signed, September 7th, 1786, one page, to Frederick the Great, in French, expressing his approval for the recent actions taken (in the formation of the Furstenbund), and pledges his continued support, (very good). Note: As a result of the machinations of Joseph II of Austria, Frederick the Great formed, on the 23rd of July 1785, a confederation of German princes (Furstenbund) for the purpose of opposing the threatened preponderance of Austria. Prussia was thus for the first time formally recognized as the protector of the German states against Austrian ambition, and had at the same time become the centre of an anti-Austrian alliance, which embraced Sweden, Poland and the maritime powers.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

George III, United Kingdom, Austria, Joseph II, Poland, House of Hohenzollern, Knights of the Golden Fleece, Sports, The Enlightenment

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