William I or Wilhelm I  ( German: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig; 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888) was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and German Emperor from 18 January 1871 until his death in 1888. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the first head of state of a united Germany.
William I, German in full Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, (born March 22, 1797, Berlin—died March 9, 1888, Berlin), German emperor from 1871, as well as king of Prussia from 1861, a sovereign whose conscientiousness and self-restraint fitted him for collaboration with stronger statesmen in raising his monarchy and the house of Hohenzollern to ...
On 18 January 1871, Friedrich Wilhelm I of Hohenzollern was crowned as the first emperor of a united Germany in Versailles. See how the Guardian reported events compiled by Richard Nelsson
William I or Wilhelm I was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and German Emperor from 18 January 1871 until his death in 1888. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the first head of state of a united Germany.
The German Emperor ( German: Deutscher Kaiser, pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃɐ ˈkaɪzɐ] ( listen)) was the official title of the head of state and hereditary ruler of the German Empire. A specifically chosen term, it was introduced with the 1 January 1871 constitution and lasted until the official abdication of Wilhelm II on 9 November 1918. 
William I,  also known as Wilhelm I  (full name: William Frederick Louis, German language: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888), of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (2 January 1861 – 9 March 1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871 – 9 March 1888), as well as the first Head of State of ...
William I, forby kent as Wilhelm I (full name: William Frederick Louis, German: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, 22 Mairch 1797 – 9 Mairch 1888), o the Hoose o Hohenzollern wis the Keeng o Proushie (2 Januar 1861 – 9 Mairch 1888) an the first German Emperor (18 Januar 1871 – 9 Mairch 1888), as well as the first Heid o State o a unitit Germany.
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...
Best Known For: Kaiser Wilhelm served as emperor of Germany from 1888 until the end of World War I. Industries; World War I; Astrological Sign: Aquarius
German Emperor. Once Wilhelm I became Kaiser (1871-1888), he sought to cement the new German empire. He chose Bismarck as his Chancellor, and as his deputy, he continued to make many of the big decisions. Together they halted campaigns of expansion in Europe and focused on modernising industry and the military.