William II, German Wilhelm II, in full Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert, (born January 27, 1859, Potsdam, near Berlin [Germany]—died June 4, 1941, Doorn, Netherlands), German emperor (kaiser) and king of Prussia from 1888 to the end of World War I in 1918, known for his frequently militaristic manner as well as for his vacillating policies.
- William I
William I, German in full Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, (born...
- William I
Born during the reign of his great-uncle Frederick William IV of Prussia, Wilhelm was the son of Prince Frederick William and Victoria, Princess Royal. Through his mother, he was the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. In March 1888, Wilhelm's father ascended the German and Prussian thrones as Frederick III.
On 16 July 1870, the French parliament voted to declare war on Prussia; France invaded German territory on 2 August. The German coalition mobilised its troops much more effectively than the French and invaded northeastern France on 4 August.
A confederated realm of German princedoms, along with some adjacent lands, had been in existence for over a thousand years; dating to the Treaty of Verdun i.e. the foundation of East Francia from eastern Frankish Empire (Francia) in 843, especially when the Ottonian dynasty took power to rule it in 919, though the Empire subsequently entered …
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering; [a] German: [ˈɡøːʁɪŋ] ( listen); 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader and convicted war criminal. He was one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party, which ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Subject: 200th Anniversary - Kingdom of Prussia Ruler: Wilhelm II Numismatic specification data and valuation estimates provided by Active Interest Media s NumisMaster .
Obverse Legend: WILHELM KOENIG AUGUSTA KOENIGIN V. PREUSSEN. Reverse: Arms at center of crowned monograms. Reverse Legend: SUUM CUIQUE KROENUNGS THALER 1861. Notes; Subject: Coronation of Wilhelm and Augusta. Ruler: Wilhelm I. Note: Vereins Thaler.
Subject: 200 Years - Kingdom of Prussia Ruler: Wilhelm II Numismatic specification data and valuation estimates provided by Active Interest Media s NumisMaster .
He was Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British throne for almost 60 years. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political influence and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties and represented Britain on visits abroad.