Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two candidates for Finnish throne

August 13, 1918

There are two candidates for King of Finland reports a dispatch for the Exchange Telegraph in the Hague.  The Exchange Telegraph states that the Stockholm correspondent for the Frankfurter Zeitung has announced that the the "election of a King of Finland" will take place in September.

The two leading candidates are said to be the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg and Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern.

Assisted by a "strong German influence," Finland's "monarchist sentiment is said to have grown rapidly."

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