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  2. William I, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    v. t. e. William I or Wilhelm I [2] ( 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 ...

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

    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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

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

    Raised to be a Prussian military man, Wilhelm I would become Emperor of all of Germany. 5. Early Life. 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.

  8. The Pig War - U.S. National Park Service

    In 1871, when Great Britain and the United States signed the Treaty of Washington, the San Juan question was referred to Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany for settlement. The kaiser referred the issue to a three-man arbitration commission who met for nearly a year in Geneva.

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

    Wilhelm I, Accidental King of Prussia - Warfare History Network. Photo Credit: Kaiser Wilhelm I, standing on the dais, proclaims a new German empire in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on January 18, 1871. He is flanked by Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm and the Grand Duke of Baden. Otto von Bismarck stands at the base of the steps in a white ...

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

    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 a ...

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

    Wilhelm was never tried and died in exile in 1941. Historians are still split on his role in causing World War I. So how did the deposed Kaiser fare in his posthumous “trial”?