Wilhelm Graf von Hohenau

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Olympic medal record
Men's Equestrian
Bronze medal – third place 1912 Stockholm Team jumping

Wilhelm Graf von Hohenau (November 27, 1884, Berlin – April 11, 1957, Hamburg) was a German Graf[1] and horse rider who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

He won the bronze medal in the equestrian team jumping event. Furthermore, between 1920 and 1933, he won 227 tournaments throughout Europe.[2]

He was the second son of Frederick of Hohenau, and thus a grandson of Prince Albrecht of Prussia and second cousin of Emperor Wilhelm II.[3]

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  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Graf was a title before 1919, but now is regarded as part of the surname. It is translated as Count. Before the August 1919 abolition of nobility as a legal class, titles preceded the full name when given (Graf Helmuth James von Moltke). Since 1919, these titles, along with any nobiliary prefix (von, zu, etc.), can be used, but are regarded as a dependent part of the surname, and thus come after any given names (Helmuth James Graf von Moltke). Titles and all dependent parts of surnames are ignored in alphabetical sorting. The feminine form is Gräfin.
  2. ^ Munzinger.de-profile
  3. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "hohz/hohenz6.html". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source][better source needed]