Wedding by deputy

a wedding by deputies was a special ceremony of the wedding in absence of the bridegroom. A deputy of the bridegroom (an envoy and/or. Diplomat) carried out the marriage ceremony by procurationem thereby formally.

Thus z became. B. 1489 the 13jährige Anna of Brittany the German Crown Prince Maximilian angetraut. His envoy, Wolfgang von Pollheim, exposed his leg up to the knees in presence of the entire bretonischen yard and pushed it into the bed of the sleeping princess. Thus the marriage applied also as carried out. This became with papal dispensation forinvalidly explains.

see also

to literature

  • Uthmann, Jörg of: The diplomats. Affairs and state affairs from the Pharaonen to the east contracts, Munich 1988, esp. S. 107.

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