1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Peters, Karl
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PETERS, KARL (1856-1918), German traveller (see 21.300). In 1907-8 Peters, who had again taken up residence in Germany brought actions for libel against a Munich journal and the Cologne Gazette, seeking to clear his character in regard to his administration in E. Africa. These actions wrought no change in public opinion in Germany and Peters remained on the retired list. However, in April 1914, at the instance of the Imperial Colonial Office he was granted a pension. During the World War he supported the extreme pan-German programme. In Feb. 1918 he published an autobiography, and he died at Woltorf, Brunswick, on Sept. 10 of the same year. He had lived to see German E. Africa, which he founded, conquered by British and Belgian troops.