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.
Altogether the Prussian-German court under Wilhelm II employed at least 3,500 officials of whom 2,320 were salaried. Together they formed a huge and prestigious body, far larger than the Prussian and Reich bureaucracy combined, with many diverse functions.
Wilhelm II, German Emperor issued his statement of abdication on 28 November 1918, from both the Kingdom of Prussia, and imperial thrones, thus formally ending the House of Hohenzollern's 400-year rule over Prussia.
Book: Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 Katja Hoyer Cheltenham, The History Press, 2021, ISBN: 9780750996228; 253pp.; Price: £14.99 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)
Frederick III or Friedrich III (Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl; 18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888) was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days between March and June 1888, during the Year of the Three Emperors. Known informally as "Fritz", he was the only son of Emperor Wilhelm I and was raised in his family's tradition of military service.
In 1888, the young and ambitious Wilhelm II came to the throne in Germany, and Bismarck was replaced as Chancellor by Leo von Caprivi in 1890. Kaiser Wilhelm II and Caprivi took German foreign policy on a "new course", also known as "Weltpolitik," that would overturn Bismarck"s system of alliances. What were the aims and consequences of ...
The 1890s and 1900s marked the height of the "Yellow Peril" propaganda by the German government, and the German Emperor Wilhelm II (r. 1888–1918 ) often wrote letters to his cousin Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, praising him as the "saviour of the white race" and urging Russia forward in Asia.
𝕏 History - Emperor Wilhelm II's nativity scene back in Potsdam A nativity scene by Emperor Wilhelm II has returned to Potsdam after more than 100 years. The work of art will be exhibited in the Grotto Hall of the New Palace for a few weeks, a spokesperson for the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg announced on Friday.
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