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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 the last German emperor (German: Kaiser) and king of Prussia from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918.

  3. Kaiser Wilhelm II - WWI, Abdication & Death - HISTORY

    Wilhelm II (1859-1941), the German kaiser (emperor) and king of Prussia from 1888 to 1918, was one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I (1914-18). He gained a reputation as a ...

  4. William II | emperor of Germany | Britannica

    Explore the life of William II, king of Prussia and the last German emperor. See all videos for this article. 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 ...

  5. BBC - History - Historic Figures: Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941)

    Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941) Kaiser Wilhelm II © Wilhelm was the last German emperor (kaiser) and king of Prussia, whose bellicose policies helped to bring about World War One. Wilhelm was born on 27 ...

  6. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - New World Encyclopedia

    Wilhelm II ; Prince Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia (January 27, 1859 – June 4, 1941) was the third and last German Emperor and the ninth and last King of Prussia (German: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from June 15, 1888 to November 9, 1918.

  7. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - Simple English Wikipedia, the ...,_German_Emperor

    Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia and Germany (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Hohenzollern, 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and the last King of Prussia. Ruling from 1888 to 1918, he went to live in the Netherlands and abdicated (resigned) as King and Emperor.

  8. Wilhelm II – The Last German Emperor | Europe Centenary

    Wilhelm II was the one who ousted Otto von Bismarck from power, in order to be the sole ruler of Imperial Germany’s foreign policy. Thus, he was able to implement the policy of colonial expansion which he thought vital for Berlin. At the same time, Wilhelm proved to be an inefficient and unexperienced military ruler during the WW1 when the ...

  9. Iron Facts About Kaiser Wilhelm II, The Last German Emperor

    13. Short Reigns. While it sounds ominous to call yourself the last German emperor, or kaiser, Wilhelm’s dynasty wasn’t quite as impressive as you’d think. The title of “Kaiser” had only been in effect beginning in 1871. Wilhelm was only the third man to rule as Kaiser after his father died prematurely of cancer.

  10. Family tree of German monarchs - Wikipedia

    The following image is a family tree of every prince, king, queen, monarch, confederation president and emperor of Germany, from Charlemagne in 800 over Louis the German in 843 through to Wilhelm II in 1918. It shows how almost every single ruler of Germany was related to every other by marriages, and hence they can all be put into a single tree.

  11. William II - German Constitution 1871, Supreme War Lord ...

    Legacy of William II. William often bombastically claimed to be the man who made the decisions. It is true that the German constitution of 1871 put two important powers in his hands. First, he was responsible for appointing and dismissing the chancellor, the head of the civil government.