Wilhelm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia from 1888 until his abdication in 1918, which marked the end of the German Empire and the House of Hohenzollern 's 300-year reign in Prussia and 500-year reign in Brandenburg .
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.
William I of Nassau-Siegen [note 1] ( German: Wilhelm I. Graf von Nassau-Siegen; 10 April 1487 – 6 October 1559), nicknamed the Elder (German: der Ältere) or the Rich (German: der Reiche ), was Count of Nassau-Siegen [note 2] (a part of the County of Nassau) and of half Diez from 1516. He descended from the Ottonian Line of the House of Nassau .
George William I Georg Wilhelm: 13 November 1595: 3 November 1619 – 1 December 1640: 1 December 1640: Electorate of Brandenburg: Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate 24 July 1616 Heidelberg four children: His reign was marked by ineffective governance during the Thirty Years' War. Also Duke of Prussia. Frederick III: 1 May 1616: 1625–1634: ...
Reviewer: Dr Joseph Cronin. Queen Mary, University of London. Citation: Dr Joseph Cronin, review of Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918, (review no. 2466) DOI: 10.14296/RiH/2014/2466. Date accessed: 4 December, 2023. 'German leaders slam extremists who rushed Reichstag steps’, Deutsche Welle, 30 August 2020 ...
Weimar Republic, [b] officially known as the German Reich, [c] was a historical period of Germany from 9 November 1918 to 23 March 1933, during which it was a constitutional federal republic for the first time in history; hence it is also referred to, and unofficially proclaimed itself, as the German Republic.
William, German Crown Prince was first son and heir of Prussia and the collective Kaiserreich of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Crown Prince is known to have abdicated around the same time as his father in 1918.
Frederick William I, popularly dubbed the "Soldier King", had created a large and powerful army that included a regiment of his famous "Potsdam Giants"; he carefully managed the kingdom's wealth and developed a strong centralised government.
London School of Economics Citation: Dr Alan Sked, review of The Kaiser and His Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany, (review no. 47) https://reviews.history.ac.uk/review/47 Date accessed: 21 November, 2023
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