William I or Wilhelm I (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.
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 predominance in Germany.
Wilhelm of Prussia proclaimed the first German emperor – archive, 1871 On 18 January 1871, Friedrich Wilhelm I of Hohenzollern was crowned as the first emperor of a united Germany in...
William I,  also known as Wilhelm I  (full name: William Frederick Louis, German language: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888), of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (2 January 1861 – 9 March 1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871 – 9 March 1888), as well as the first Head of State of a united …
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. He was the second son of Prince Frederick William III and the noble Princess Louisa of Mechlenburg-Sterlitz. He grew up under the tyranny of Napoleon I.
During WWI, Wilhelm allowed his military advisers to dictate German policy. Later Years and Death After realizing that Germany would lose the war, Wilhelm abdicated the throne on November 9, 1918...
William I, or in German Wilhelm I. (full name: William Frederick Louis of Hohenzollern, 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888), of the House of Hohenzollern, was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and the first German Emperor from 18 January 1871 to his death, the first head of state of a united Germany.
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).
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.
Proclamation of Wilhelm I as German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France (painting by Anton von Werner) The title was carefully chosen by Otto von Bismarck, Minister President of Prussia and Chancellor of the North German Confederation, after discussion which continued until the proclamation of King Wilhelm I of Prussia as emperor at the Palace of Versailles during the Siege of Paris.