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  2. Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1906–1940) - Wikipedia

    t. e. Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Joseph Christian Olaf of Prussia (4 July 1906 – 26 May 1940) was the eldest child of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. At his birth, he was second in line to the German throne and was expected to succeed to the throne after the deaths of his grandfather, Emperor ...

  3. Wilhelm, German Crown Prince - Wikipedia,_German_Crown_Prince

    As Emperor Wilhelm's heir, he was the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, until the abolition of the monarchy . Wilhelm became crown prince at the age of six in 1888, when his grandfather Frederick III died and his father became emperor.

  4. Former German nobility in the Nazi Party - Wikipedia

    In May 1940, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, the son of Crown Prince William, nominated by Wilhelm as the fourth Kaiser, took part in the invasion of France. He was wounded during the fighting in Valenciennes and died on 26 May 1940. The service drew over 50,000 mourners.

  5. Frederick III, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Prince Alfred. v. t. e. Frederick III or Friedrich III ( German: 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.

  6. Unification of Germany - Wikipedia

    He approached the Prussian king directly while Wilhelm was vacationing in Ems Spa, demanding that the King release a statement saying he would never support the installation of a Hohenzollern on the throne of Spain. Wilhelm refused to give such an encompassing statement, and he sent Bismarck a dispatch by telegram describing the French demands.

  7. Franco-Prussian War - Wikipedia

    A series of hard fought Prussian and German victories in eastern France, culminating in the Siege of Metz and the Battle of Sedan, resulted in the capture of the French Emperor Napoleon III and the decisive defeat of the army of the Second Empire; a Government of National Defense was formed in Paris on 4 September and continued the war for anoth...

  8. However, there is one curious error here: Hofmeister says that the Crown Prince of Prussia died in 1925, but Wilhelm II’s eldest son, Crown Prince Wilhelm, survived until 1951. His eldest son, another Wilhelm, (who Hofmeister says the Pan-Germans pinned their hopes on for a restoration) was killed in action during the Nazi invasion of France ...

  9. Free State of Prussia - Wikipedia

    On 9 November 1918, in the early days of the Revolution of 1918–1919 that brought down the German monarchy, Prince Maximilian von Baden, the last Chancellor of the German Empire – who like most of his predecessors was also Minister President of Prussia – announced the abdication of Wilhelm II as German Emperor and King of Prussia before he had i...

  10. Paul von Hindenburg - Wikipedia

    Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg ( pronounced [ˈpaʊl ˈluːtvɪç ˈantoːn fɔn ˈbɛnəkn̩dɔʁf ʔʊnt fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ; abbreviated pronounced [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ; 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a German field marshal and statesman who led the Imperial German Army during World War I. [1] He later became President of G...

  11. Ernest Augustus | German prince, Elector of Hanover | Britannica

    Ernest Augustus, also called Duke of Cumberland, Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, (born September 21, 1845, Hannover, Hanover [Germany]—died November 14, 1923, Gmunden, Austria), only son of George V of Hanover and pretender to the Hanoverian throne from 1878 to 1913.