Paul Wolff Metternich

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Paul Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht (December 5, 1853 – 1934) was a Prussian and German ambassador in London (1901–1912) and Constantinople (1915–1916). He was a prominent German opponent of Turkish actions in the Armenian Genocide.

Diplomatic career[edit]

Count Metternich held early diplomatic postings in London, Brussels and South America.

He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary from the German Empire to the Court of St. James's in September 1901, in the absence due to illness of the Ambassador, Count von Hatzfeldt.[1] He was formally appointed German Ambassador in November the same year, when Count Hatzfeldt resigned shortly before his death. King Edward VII received his credentials at Marlborough House 2 December 1901.[2]

Citations[edit]

  • “In a realisation of their plan to resolve the Armenian Question by destroying the Armenian race, the Turkish Government is not stopped neither by our representatives, nor by the public opinion of the west.” - Paul Wolff Metternich - report to Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg, July 10, 1916

Honours[edit]

Foreign Honours

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27360. p. 6395. 1 October 1901.
  2. ^ "Court circular" The Times (London). Tuesday, 3 December 1901. (36628), p. 6.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27283. p. 1058. 12 February 1901.

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