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Germany: Presidency of the Confederation: 1867-1870

Von Gottes Gnaden König von Preußen usw. (... im Namen des Norddeutschen Bundes) [1]
1 Jul 1867 - 31 Dec 1870 Wilhelm I.

[1] The presidency of the Confederation (Bundespräsidium) belonged to the Crown of Prussia in accordance with Art. 11 of the Constitution of the North German Confederation of 1867. The Constitution did not specify any style for the holder of the presidency. In legislation, the King of Prussia used his royal style and a reference to the Confederation ("Wir Wilhelm, von Gottes Gnaden König von Preußen usw. verordnen im Namen des Norddeutschen Bundes...")