Eulenburg, Philipp, Fürst zu

Eulenburg, Philipp, Fürst zu fēˈlĭp fürst tso͞o oiˈlən-bo͝orkh [key], 1847–1921, German diplomat, friend and confidential adviser of Emperor William II. He served (1894–1902) as ambassador to Austria-Hungary, but it was his role as intermediary between the emperor and his government that made him important. In 1906 a scandal seriously damaged his reputation and indirectly weakened respect for the government. A famous raconteur and a dilettante composer, Eulenburg also left memoirs.

See biography by J. Haller (2 vol., tr. 1930, repr. 1971).

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