Ludwig I of Bavaria
Autograph letter signed, 2 1/2 pages - on two conjoined sheets, 4,25 x 6,75 inch, Berchtesgaden, 30.08.1831, in German, to his political advisor, Prince Karl Philipp von Wrede (1767-1838) - concerning disputes in the Landtag, which criticized the high expenditure on art and buildings, written and signed in black ink "Ludwig", with a central horizontal letter fold, and scattered very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "(...) Tragen Sie Sorge, daß von Seiten Armanspergs nichts gegen meine Ihnen bekannten Gesinnungen geschieht. Wenn ich Sie nicht hätte, lieber Fürst, so wäre ich jetzt übel dran, und wie übel! (...) Minister Gf Armansperg soll mir seinen Antrag Ihnen mitgeben, worauf fest zu halten. Gedachter Minister benimmt (?) sich auf eine Weise gegen mich in dieser Sache wie selbst Montgelas nicht gegen meinen Vater (...)" Translated: "(...) Bear in mind that Armanspergs* does not do anything against my familiar attitudes. If I did not have you, dear Prince, I would be in a bad mood now, and how bad! (...) Minister Count Armansperg should give me his application, what to hold on to. Thought Minister acts (?) in a way against me in this matter as Montgelas himself does not behave against my father (...)" * The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Count Armansperg (1787-1853), who had inherited himself as finance minister the nickname `Spar(e)mansperg`, had taken over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1828. As an opponent of Metternich he led an anti-Austrian and pro-French foreign policy. At the change of minister during the parliament of 1831, he lost his ministerial office, in 1832 he was appointed by the great powers as Chairman of the Regency Council for the minor King Otto of Greece and was 1835-37 Greek Chancellor.
|Profession||King of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions in the German states|
|Year of birth||1786|
|year of death||1868|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||4,25 x 6,75|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|