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  2. William I, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_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.

  3. William I | emperor of Germany | Britannica

    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. Kaiser Wilhelm I – Prussian History

    Kaiser Wilhelm I. September 7, 2019 Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig was born on 22 March 1797 in Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin. His chances of inheriting the throne one day were seemed to be quite low as he was the second son of King Friedrich Wilhelm III and Queen Louise. During his childhood, he was educated by the Prussian theologian and pedagogue ...

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

    Kaiser Wilhelm, also known as Wilhelm II, was born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany, to Frederick III of Germany and Victoria (the future Empress Frederick), the ...

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

    William Frederick Louis of Prussia, later to be Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany, was born on March 22nd, 1797, in Kronprinzenpalais (German for Crown Prince's Palace) in Berlin. He was the second son of Prince Frederick William III and the noble Princess Louisa of Mechlenburg-Sterlitz. He grew up under the tyranny of Napoleon I.

  7. Wilhelm I. (Deutsches Reich) – Wikipedia

    Wilhelm I., mit vollem Namen Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig von Preußen (* 22.März 1797 in Berlin; † 9. März 1888 ebenda), aus dem Haus Hohenzollern war von 1861 bis zu seinem Tod König von Preußen und seit der Reichsgründung 1871 erster Deutscher Kaiser.Als zweitgeborener Sohn Friedrich Wilhelms III. wurde er zunächst nicht auf die Aufgaben eines Monarchen vorbereitet, sondern schlug eine ...

  8. Wilhelm I, Accidental King of Prussia - Warfare History Network

    Kaiser Wilhelm I. Wilhelm was fascinated with military uniforms and their accoutrements, and he carried that fascination over to his military training. In 1814 the young prince made his first cavalry charge, with Prussia’s Russian allies, at the Battle of Bar-sur-Aube. He took part in the Waterloo campaign of 1815, and he met the famed Duke ...

  9. 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.Despite strengthening the German Empire's position as a great power by building a powerful navy, his tactless public statements and erratic foreign policy greatly antagonized the ...

  10. Kaiser Wilhelm II - WWI, Abdication & Death

    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 ...

  11. Why Kaiser Wilhelm Was Never Tried for Starting World War I

    Despite pressure to extradite the Kaiser for trial, the Dutch refused to comply, claiming it would compromise their neutrality to take sides. The Kaiser’s guilt had become an article of faith to ...