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  2. Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg - Wikipedia,_Elector...

    Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm; 16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until his death in 1688. A member of the House of Hohenzollern , he is popularly known as " the Great Elector " [1] ( der Große Kurfürst ) because of his military and ...

  3. William I, Count of Hainaut - Wikipedia,_Count_of_Hainaut

    William II, Count of Hainaut (1307–1345) John (died 1316) Margaret II, Countess of Hainault (1311–1356), married Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor; Philippa of Hainault (c.1313–1369), married King Edward III of England; Agnes (died 1327) Joanna of Hainaut (1315–1374), married William V, Duke of Jülich

  4. The First & Second Reich - Axis History

    The Second Reich was the Hohenzollern Germany, from the unification of Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) and crowning of Wilhelm I as German Emperor at the Palace of Versailles, with Otto von Bismarck as the first Reichskanzler, to the abdication of Wilhelm II in 1919 following the German defeat in the First World War.

  5. The Top 5 William Shakespeare Plays - ThoughtCo

    'Romeo and Juliet' Shakespeare is perhaps most famous for "Romeo and Juliet," the classic story of two “star-crossed lovers.” This play has seeped into the consciousness of popular culture: if we describe someone as romantic, we might describe him as “a Romeo,” and the balcony scene is possibly the world’s most iconic (and quoted) dramatic text.