VIPs Who Played A Significant Role In World War 1

Prince Max von Baden (1867-1929)

30. Prince Max von Baden (1867-1929)

Prince Max von Baden was Germany’s last Chancellor in the final months of the war; he served before the outbreak of the revolution and was at the forefront of witnessing the consequent creation of the German republic in November 1918.

At the start of World War I, his role was mostly concerned with welfare work for inmates, both Germans, and foreigners. Baden was appointed as Chancellor in October 1918 by Kaiser Wilhelm II, of whom he later approved his abdication as Kaiser.

Max was thought to have a good reputation, so with Germany facing military defeat, those who selected him hoped that he would negotiate armistice terms with the US President Wilson.

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