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Karl Max Lichnowsky, Fürst von

Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von (kärl mäks fürst fən lĭkhnôfˈskē) [key], 1860–1928, German diplomat, ambassador to London (1912–14). In a privately circulated pamphlet (1916) he asserted that his efforts to prevent the outbreak of World War I had not been supported by his government. The pamphlet, published in Jan., 1918, without his permission and widely distributed by the Allies, was the cause of his expulsion from the Prussian upper house. It was translated into English as My Mission to London, 1912–1914.

See biography by E. F. Willis (1942).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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