William I See all media Born: c.1028 Falaise France Died: September 9, 1087 Rouen France Title / Office: king (1066-1087), England duke (1035-1087), Normandy House / Dynasty: house of Normandy Notable Family Members: spouse Matilda of Flanders father Robert I daughter Adela son William II son Robert II son Henry I ... (Show more)
William I, German Emperor 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.
Carl Ferdinand Mayer (1798-1868), or workshop Subject: Wilhelm I, German Emperor Item Width: 71 mm Item Height: 107 mm Production Technique: Steel engraving Time Period Produced: c. 1860 Business seller information Value Added Tax Number: NL 862786125B01 Return policy Refer to eBay Return policy for more details.
On 10 December 1870, the North German Confederation Reichstag renamed the Confederation the "German Empire" and gave the title of German Emperor to William I, the King of Prussia, as Bundespräsidium of the Confederation.  The new constitution ( Constitution of the German Confederation) and the title Emperor came into effect on 1 January 1871.
Wilhelm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor ( German: Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918.
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.
Princes of most of the German -speaking states gathered there to proclaim King Wilhelm I of Prussia as German Emperor during the Franco-Prussian War . 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 in 843.
The House of Hohenzollern (/ h oʊ ə n ˈ z ɒ l ər n /, also US: /-ə n t s ɔː-, ˌ h oʊ ə n ˈ z ɒ l ər n,-ˈ z ɔː-/, German: Haus Hohenzollern, pronounced [ˌhaʊ̯s hoːənˈt͡sɔlɐn] (), Romanian: Casa de Hohenzollern) is a German royal (and from 1871 to 1918, imperial) dynasty whose members were variously princes, electors, kings and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg ...