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Though he married the eldest daughter of British Queen Victoria, and professed a deep friendship for the British, his impulsive and confused foreign policy and alliances with the Austro-Hungarian Empire brought Germany into the World War I against Britain.
After Germany's loss in the war, he was forced to abdicate and lived his remaining days in seclusion in the Netherlands.
This six-coin set includes the silver 1 Mark, which was minted from 1873 until 1916; the silver 1/2 Mark, minted from 1905 to 1919; the copper-nickel 5 and 10 Pfennig and the copper 1 and 2 Pfennig, which were minted from 1874 to 1916.
However Albrecht was granted dispensations from Pope Leo X after he made a large contribution to the Pope to help pay for the rebuilding of St. All this was too much for a German monk named Martin Luther who driven to write his famous 95 Theses, which he nailed to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle Church, thus sparking the Protestant Reformation.
This silver Groschen of Albrecht was minted by the Duchy of Prussia, which at that time was a vassal state of the Kingdom of Poland.
That position carried considerable temporal power as Archbishop of Mainz was one of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, making him only second in rank to the Emperor.
His appointment to these positions was contrary to Church law as he had not yet reached the canonical age of 27 and one person could not hold more than a single diocese. In order to repay Fugger, he was granted permission by Pope Leo to sell indulgences, as long as half proceeds went to the Pope.
The 20, Mark notes copied the designs of previous issues.