Nation: German Reich (1871)

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Nation: German Reich (1871) Gender: N/A
Deutsches Reich
born on 18 January 1871 at 12:40 (= 12:40 PM )
Place Versailles, France, 48n48, 2e08
Timezone LMT m2e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°02' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°30 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 05°48'


After the unification of Germany, under the reign of the Prussian king Wilhelm I and his Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the German states (e.g., the kingdoms of Prussia, Bavaria, and Saxony) were united under imperial rule by the Hohenzollern dynasty. On 18 January 1871, Wilhelm I was proclaimed German Emperor at the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, the German Reich was officially declared Deutsches Reich, or "German Empire",[4] referring to the extinct Holy Roman Empire. On 14 April 1871, the Reichstag parliament passed the Constitution of the German Empire (Verfassung des Deutschen Reiches), which was published two days later.

Link to Wikipedia: German Reich


Source Notes

Rolf Liefeld quotes "Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung" of January 14, 2006: "On the stroke of 12 clock King Wilhelm left his quarters in the prefecture in a simple open car ... to go into the by Louis Philippe of France made Hall of Fame, former royal palace. (...) After the king had paced the guard of honor, he entered ... the ballroom, where at the moment of its occurrence a military choir sang the psalm "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands". After the chorus, the Assembly approved the first verse of the hymn "Praise and honour be to the highest good". The liturgical part of the service concluded with the lecture of Psalm 21. ... Then Rogge held the dedication speech. A powerful then roaring through the wide hall "Now thank we all our God" closed this part of the celebration. The King went on with a firm tread to the dais built at the end of the Hall of Mirrors to proclaim the acceptance of the imperial crown. For the people he made use of a proclamation ... allowed to be read out by his chancellor. (...) After William's speech and proclamation Grand Duke Friedrich approached his father-in-law and asked him for permission to invite the congregation to a cheer for him. (...) After the emperor had having received the congratulations of the princes, and the generals, officers and officials filed past, he left the meeting with the festive sounds of the Hohenfriedberger march."

Toeche-Mittler, "Die Kaiserproklamation in Versailles am 18. Januar 1871", gives the additional information, that the whole ceremony was closed at 1 p.m. with the departure of the last ceremony guests.

If one takes the duration of the defilee into consideration, a time of 12:40 p.m. for the proclamation appears to be reasonable.


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