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Faber-Castell employee with slats- the beginning of all pencils.

Louis II ("mad king Ludwig") 8/25/1845 - 6/13/1886 German king of Bavaria (1864-86)

The 8th generation behind Faber-Castell: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell. In 1978, he took over as head of the company, and in that same year, he extended the portfolio by producing wood-cased cosmetic pencils.

During the Coronation of her sister, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret Rose brushed some lint from the lapel of her lover, Group Captain Peter Townsend. The world's press, who had gathered for the occasion, witnessed this brief moment of intimacy, which was perceived to be a shocking breach of protocol.