Wilhelm, German Crown Prince

1882 - 1951

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Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Crown Prince of Prussia (Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst; 6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) was the eldest child of the last Kaiser, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and his consort Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and thus a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and distant cousin to many British royals, such as Queen Elizabeth II. 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. He was crown prince for 30 years until the fall of the empire on 9 November 1918. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince has received more than 2,876,667 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Wilhelm, German Crown Prince is the 740th most popular politician (down from 609th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Germany (down from 165th in 2019) and the 56th most popular German Politician.

Wilhelm, German Crown Prince was most famous for being the eldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife, Augusta Victoria. He was also a grandson of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 740 out of 19,576Before him are Ladislaus the Posthumous, Václav Klaus, Mustafa IV, Antiochus III the Great, Gratian, and Robert II of France. After him are Daniel Ortega, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Börte, John Quincy Adams, Jérôme Bonaparte, and Sun Quan.

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Among people born in 1882, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 14Before him are Max Born, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Emmy Noether, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Ion Antonescu. After him are Günther von Kluge, Kurt von Schleicher, Abd el-Krim, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Melanie Klein. Among people deceased in 1951, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 8Before him are André Gide, Philippe Pétain, Ferdinand Porsche, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Arnold Schoenberg, and Abdullah I of Jordan. After him are René Guénon, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Hermann Broch, August Horch, and Otto Ohlendorf.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 200 out of 7,253Before him are Jacob Grimm (1785), Eduard Buchner (1860), Gottlob Frege (1848), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Ernst (1891), and Wilhelm Dilthey (1833). After him are Nico (1938), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Jupp Heynckes (1945), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), and Nelly Sachs (1891).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 56Before him are Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Hans Frank (1900), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), and Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282). After him are Conrad III of Germany (1093), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956).