Wilhelm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941), anglicised as William II, was the last German Emperor (German: Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918.
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 ...
The German Emperor (German: Deutscher Kaiser, pronounced [ˌdɔɪ̯t͡ʃɐ ˈkaɪ̯zɐ] ) 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.
Wilhelm II., mit vollem Namen Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Preußen (* 27. Januar 1859 in Berlin ; † 4. Juni 1941 in Doorn in den Niederlanden ), aus dem Haus Hohenzollern war von 1888 bis 1918 letzter Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen .
Then, after King Frederick Wilhelm IV died childless, Wilhelm I became the King of Prussia in 1861. In the following years, he waged campaigns against Denmark, Austria, and, ultimately, France. In 1871, during the Franco-Prussian War, Wilhelm was proclaimed Emperor (Kaiser) of a now united German state.
The Second Reich was the Hohenzollern Germany, from the unification of Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) and crowning of Wilhelm I as German Emperor at the Palace of Versailles, with Otto von Bismarck as the first Reichskanzler, to the abdication of Wilhelm II in 1919 following the German defeat in the First World War.