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 28 November 1918.
The reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II as King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany from 1888 to 1918 saw the meteoric rise of Germany as an economic and military power. It also saw the fragmentation of Europe into opposing camps of mutually-mistrusting alliances, a world war ending in Germany’s humiliating defeat and the abolition of German monarchical rule.
Wilhelm II., mit vollem Namen Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Preußen, (* 27. Januar 1859 in Berlin ; † 4. Juni 1941 in Doorn ) aus dem Haus Hohenzollern , war von 1888 bis 1918 letzter Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen .
Kaiser Wilhelm II was the Emperor of Germany and the Commander-in-Chief of the German armed forces. In November 1918 the war drew to a close as allied troops advanced. In response, the Imperial Navy, previously loyal to the Kaiser, mutinied . Meanwhile, there was also significant unrest at home.