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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 2,713,274 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Wilhelm, German Crown Prince is the 614th most popular politician (up from 726th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Germany (up from 206th in 2019) and the 45th 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 614 out of 15,577Before him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Peleus, Honorius, Heydar Aliyev, Charles I of Anjou, and Emperor Jimmu. After him are Chun Doo-hwan, Charles the Simple, Khufu, Juliana of the Netherlands, Amenhotep I, and Chandragupta Maurya.

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Among people born in 1882, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 10Before him are Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, and Lili Elbe. After him are Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, Ion Antonescu, Emmy Noether, Günther von Kluge, and Melanie Klein. Among people deceased in 1951, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 7Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, André Gide, Philippe Pétain, Ferdinand Porsche, Arnold Schoenberg, and Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. After him are Abdullah I of Jordan, Arnold Sommerfeld, René Guénon, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Hermann Broch, and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 165 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Hans Frank (1900), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Gottlob Frege (1848). After him are Erich Raeder (1876), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto Hahn (1879), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Oswald Spengler (1880).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince ranks 45Before him are Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Friedrich Ebert (1871), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Frank (1900), Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), and Christian IX of Denmark (1818). After him are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Ilse Koch (1906), and Rudolf I of Germany (1218).