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  2. William II | emperor of Germany | Britannica

    William II, German Wilhelm II, in full Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert, (born January 27, 1859, Potsdam, near Berlin [Germany]—died June 4, 1941, Doorn, Netherlands), German emperor (kaiser) and king of Prussia from 1888 to the end of World War I in 1918, known for his frequently militaristic manner as well as for his vacillating policies.

  3. As Em­peror Wil­helm's heir, he was the last Crown Prince of the Ger­man Em­pire and the King­dom of Prus­sia . Wil­helm be­came crown prince at the age of six in 1888, when his grand­fa­ther Fred­er­ick III died and his fa­ther be­came em­peror. He was crown prince for 30 years until the fall of the em­pire on 9 No­vem­ber 1918.

  4. Frederick William IV | king of Prussia | Britannica

    Frederick William IV, (born Oct. 15, 1795, Cölln, near Berlin—died Jan. 2, 1861, Potsdam, Prussia), king of Prussia from 1840 until 1861, whose conservative policies helped spark the Revolution of 1848. In the aftermath of the failed revolution, Frederick William followed a reactionary course.

  5. House of Hohenzollern - Wikipedia

    From there, the Kingdom of Prussia was created in 1701, eventually leading to the unification of Germany and the creation of the German Empire in 1871, with the Hohenzollerns as hereditary German Emperors and Kings of Prussia. Germany's defeat in World War I in 1918 led to the German Revolution.

  6. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Wilhelm was born in Berlin on 27 January 1859—at the Crown Prince's Palace —to Victoria, Princess Royal "Vicky", the eldest daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, and Prince Frederick William of Prussia ("Fritz" – the future Frederick III). [4] At the time of his birth, his granduncle, Frederick William IV, was king of Prussia.

  7. Former German nobility in the Nazi Party - Wikipedia

    Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia was the fourth son of Emperor Wilhelm II, by his first wife, Augusta Victoria. In 1933 August Wilhelm had a position in the Prussian state, and became a member of the German Reichstag. The former prince hoped "that Hitler would one day hoist him or his son Alexander up to the vacant throne of the Kaiser".

  8. Crown Prince Friederich Wilhelm, 1887. He would become German ...

    Crown Prince Friederich Wilhelm, 1887. He would become German Emperor and King of Prussia from 9 March- 15 June 1888, when he died of throat cancer. His brief reign earned him the nickname “99- Days Emperor”. He was known for his progressive views, advocating for atruly constitutional monarchy. 9 3 comments Best Add a Comment

  9. Willem-Alexander, king of the Netherlands | king of the ...

    Willem-Alexander was the son of then Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus. First in the line of succession since his mother’s accession to the throne on April 30, 1980, he also bore the title of prince of Orange. Prince Willem-Alexander received most of his education in the Netherlands and in 1985 completed an international baccalaureate at ...

  10. Frederick III, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Upon Wilhelm's death at the age of ninety on 9 March 1888, the thrones passed to Frederick, who had been German Crown Prince for seventeen years and Crown Prince of Prussia for twenty-seven years. Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx when he died, aged fifty-six, following unsuccessful medical treatments for his condition.