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  2. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Wilhelm II or William II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern who reigned as the last German Emperor (German: Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918.

  3. Frederick the Great - Wikipedia

    Frederick was the last Hohenzollern monarch titled King in Prussia, declaring himself King of Prussia after annexing Royal Prussia from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772. Prussia greatly increased its territories and became a major military power in Europe under his rule.

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  4. The Epic Failure of the German Bourgeoisie - Rosa-Luxemburg ...

    King Frederick William IV subsequently felt compelled to withdraw the military from the city and make political concessions. The revolution transpired in a similar manner in a number of other cities across the German Confederation.

  5. Cologne Cathedral | History, Artworks, & Facts | Britannica

    In 1842 a new cornerstone was laid by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, and work to complete the cathedral resumed in earnest. The architects Ernst Friedrich Zwirner and Richard Voigtel carried out the enterprise, guided by architectural drawings made in about 1300.

  6. List of German inventions and discoveries - Wikipedia

    1842: Pickelhaube by King Frederick William IV of Prussia; 1901: Modern flamethrower by Richard Fiedler; 1916: First anti-tank grenade; 1916: Stahlhelm by Dr. Friedrich Schwerd; 1918: First anti-tank rifle (Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr) by Mauser; 1918: First practical submachine gun by Theodor Bergmann

  7. House of Hohenzollern: History & Facts | What was the ...

    In 1772, Frederick II adopted the title King of Prussia anyway after winning a war with his allies against Poland. The Kingdom of Prussia Over the course of the 1700s and 1800s, the Kingdom...

  8. Former German nobility in the Nazi Party - Wikipedia

    Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia was the fourth son of Emperor Wilhelm II, by his first wife, Augusta Victoria. In 1933 August Wilhelm had a position in the Prussian state, and became a member of the German Reichstag. The former prince hoped "that Hitler would one day hoist him or his son Alexander up to the vacant throne of the Kaiser".

  9. Frederick Charles, prince of Prussia | Prussian prince

    Frederick Charles, prince of Prussia, byname The Iron Prince, German Friedrich Karl, Prinz Von Preussen, or Der Eiserne Prinz, (born March 20, 1828, Berlin—died June 15, 1885, Klein Glienicke, near Potsdam, Ger.), Prussian field marshal, victor in the Battle of Königgrätz (Sadowa) on July 3, 1866.