Kaiser wilhelm ii (1859-1941), germany's last kaiser, was born in potsdam in 1859, the son of frederick iii and victoria, daughter of queen victoria sponsored links wilhelm's upbringing was strict and authoritarian. Wilhelm ii or william ii (german: friedrich wilhelm viktor albert von preußen english: frederick william victor albert of prussia 27 january 1859 - 4 june 1941) was the last german emperor (kaiser) and king of prussia, ruling the german empire and the kingdom of prussia from 15 june 1888 to 9 november 1918. Need writing essay about kaiser william ii of germany buy your personal essay and have a+ grades or get access to database of 10 kaiser william ii of germany essays samples. William ii: william ii, 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. The last german empress: empress augusta victoria, consort of emperor william ii by john van der kiste biography biography born a princess of schleswig-holstein in 1858, dona was a steadying influence on her unstable husband.
An unnatural love for his royal mother was at the heart of kaiser wilhelm ii's hatred of britain in the years before the first world war, according to experts who have uncovered new evidence of. 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) he gained a reputation as a. William ii is widely perceived as a warmonger who seemed to delight in power-grabbing, bloodshed, and the belligerent aims of his staff and yet the image he carved out for himself and for posterity was that of emperor of peace.
John van der kiste, kaiser wilhelm ii: germany's last emperor, stroud: sutton publishing, 1999 tyler whittle, the last kaiser: a biography of william ii, emperor of germany and king of prussia, london: heinemann, 1977. Monument to kaiser wilhelm i (emperor william) at the deutsche ecke, koblenz see our photos of kaiser wilhelm's monument here river cruise guide bank. Kaiser wilhelm ii yeah, the kaiser was a complex, insecure and very emotional man although germany was a enemy of britain in both ww1 and ww2, its important to remember the kaiser was not a inhuman monster like hitler and his nazis. William ii 1 known as william rufus 1056-1100 king of england (1087-1100) he was the second son of william the conqueror, on whose death he succeeded to the throne.
Kaiser wilhelm ii: a concise life by john röhl cambridge university press 240 pages $2499 and £1699 buy from amazoncom, amazoncouk it is hard not to feel a smidgen of sympathy for john. The german emperor's speeches: being a selection from the speeches, edicts, letters, and telegrams of the emperor william ii works by or about abdication of wilhelm ii at internet archive , mostly in german. Frederick was born into the house of hohenzollern on january 24, 1712, to frederick william i of prussia and princess sophia-dorothea—the sister of george ii of great britain the couple enjoyed.
William i: william i, 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. What happened to kaiser wilhelm ii - die letzten tage des deutschen kaiserreichs [william ii - the last days of the german monarchy. Kaiser wilhelm ii with nicholas ii of russia in 1905 german foreign affairs policy under wilhelm ii was faced with a number of significant problems perhaps the most apparent was that william was an impatient man, subjective in his reactions and affected strongly by sentiment and impulse. 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. Remembered for: being the last german kaiser and king of prussia, and one of the most prominent figures of the first world war ruled: 1888-1918 family: wilhelm's father was frederick iii, who was briefly the kaiser of germany and king of prussia (wilhelm's grandfather, wilhelm i, ruled.
For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at wikipedia have an article about wilhelm ii, german emperor i want all my generals dressed as ballet. The last kaiser: the life of wilhelm ii by giles macdonogh germany's last kaiser was born in potsdam on january 27, 1859, the son of prince frederick of prussia and princess vicky, queen victoria's eldest child. The last kaiser: the life of wilhelm ii germany's last kaiser was born in potsdam on january 27, 1859, the son of prince frederick of prussia and princess vicky, queen victoria's eldest child. Arrogant and extremely vain, kaiser wilhelm ii of germany enjoyed a life of frivolity history in an hour looks at his life, abdication and life in exile.
Wilhelm ii (kaiser wilhelm ii) lived 1859 - 1941, was the last german emperor (kaiser) and king of prussia, ruling the german empire and the kingdom of prussia from 1888 to 1918 a grandson of queen victoria and first cousin of empress alexandra of russia. Kaiser wilhelm ii was the monarchical ruler of germany from june 1888 until its 1918 defeat in world war i many historians consider wilhelm the individual most responsible for the outbreak of war - as much as one individual can be opinions about this do vary, nevertheless there is a consensus. Kaiser wilhelm ii, self: gewalt gegen recht kaiser william ii was born on january 27, 1859 to a prince and princess of prussia his mother was the daughter of queen victoria. What was kaiser wilhelm ii's reaction to the execution of the russian royal family a former german ambassador to petrograd told him with much embarrassment that.
Kaiser wilhelm ii he died shortly afterwards, making wilhelm kaiser at the age of 29 although he had previously admired the great german statesman otto von bismarck, within two years wilhelm. There is an excellent recent 2 volume biography of the last kaiser written by a friend of mine, lamar cecil, a professor of history at washington and lee university, which is entitled william ii and published by the university of north carolina press, the first volume (prince and emperor) in 1994 and the 2d (emperor and exile) in 1996.