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  2. William I, German Emperor - Wikipedia

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    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. He was de facto head of state of Prussia from 1858, when he became regent for his brother Frederick William IV ...

  3. William I | emperor of Germany | Britannica

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    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 predominance in Germany. He was the second son of the ...

  4. William I, German Emperor - Wikiwand

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    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. He was de facto head of state of Prussia from 1858, when he became regent for his brother Frederick William IV, whose death three years later would make him king.

  5. Wilhelm of Prussia proclaimed the first German emperor - archive...

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    21 January 1871. There was a striking scene at Versailles on Tuesday – a scene on which the future historian will dwell as one of the most memorable of these memorable times. In the presence of ...

  6. William I, German Emperor | Military Wiki | Fandom

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    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 a united Germany. Under the leadership of William and his ...

  7. Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany - World Leaders in History

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    In 1871, during the Franco-Prussian War, Wilhelm was proclaimed Emperor (Kaiser) of a now united German state. 3. Contributions . By proclaiming himself the German Emperor, King Wilhelm I transformed the former, loosely joined North German Confederation into the German Empire, which in fact was a unified Germany that soon established itself as ...

  8. Kaiser Wilhelm - Facts, WWI & Death - Biography

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    Kaiser Wilhelm served as emperor of Germany from 1888 until the end of World War I. ... During WWI, Wilhelm allowed his military advisers to dictate German policy. After realizing that Germany ...

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

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

  10. German Emperor - Wikipedia

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    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. [1]

  11. William I, Count of Nassau-Siegen - Wikipedia

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    In 1518, William became Rat und Diener (counsellor and servant) of the Emperor. In this capacity, he attended Charles Vʼs election as Roman King in Frankfurt. William quickly gained prestige and influence. In Charles Vʼs war against King Francis I of France in 1521–1522, William took part in the Imperial Army. In the summer of 1521, he participated with a cavalry squadron in the Siege of ...