The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fürstenberg, Maximilian Egon zu
FÜRSTENBERG, Prince Maximilian Egon zu, German noble: b. 1863. An intimate friend and adviser of the German emperor the prince bears territorial titles for Prussia, Austria, Hungary, Württemberg and Baden, and by virtue of this he has a seat in the Houses of Lords in all five countries. His principal seat is at Donaueschingen, near the source of the Danube, where he owns a magnificent castle and great deer forests. The Kaiser frequently visits there, and the prince invariably accompanies the emperor on his hunting expeditions and Norwegian trips. He became Imperial Chancellor in October 1918. He possesses vast forests, coal mines, hotels and breweries.