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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 8:18 p.m. PST

"After the long fight for freedom against the Ottoman Empire, in which King Ludwig I of Bavaria distinguished himself as an important non-material and material supporter, Greece obtained, in 1830, its independence from Turkish rule and was declared to be an independent sovereign kingdom.

Two years later, on May 7, 1832, Great Britain, France and Russia, the "protecting powers" of Greece, entered into an official state treaty with Bavaria after difficult negotiations in London, which was to transfer the power to govern Greece, combined with the royal title, to the Bavarian Prince Otto. King Ludwig I, in his capacity as guardian, accepted the election for his second-born son, who was not yet of age. Until the prince reached majority of age (June 1, 1835), his sovereign rights in Greece were exercised by a so-called regency, which was made up of three councils, to be appointed by the Bavarian king…."
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Artilleryman17 Jan 2019 12:57 a.m. PST

Fascinating. It is always interesting to tease out the details of something that would usually be covered by a couple of lines in the history books.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 10:28 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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