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Wilhelm II, German Emperor

1859 - 1941

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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. Born during the reign of his granduncle Frederick William IV of Prussia, Wilhelm was the son of Prince Frederick William and Victoria, Princess Royal. Through his mother, he was the eldest of the 42 grandchildren of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. In March 1888, Wilhelm's father, Frederick William, ascended the German and Prussian thrones as Frederick III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm II, German Emperor has received more than 16,226,845 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Wilhelm II, German Emperor is the 104th most popular politician (down from 93rd in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Germany (down from 30th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Politician.

Wilhelm II, German Emperor, was most famous for being the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. He ruled from 1888-1918. He was a grandson of Queen Victoria of England and Prince Albert. He was the son of Emperor Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal. Wilhelm was a grandson of Queen Victoria of England and Prince Albert. He was the son of Emperor Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal.

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Over the past year Wilhelm II, German Emperor has had the most page views in the with 1,230,676 views, followed by German (665,160), and Russian (311,806). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (864.00%), Classical Chinese (508.52%), and Jamaican Patois (296.74%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 104 out of 19,576Before him are Kösem Sultan, Diocletian, Mahmoud Abbas, Margaret Thatcher, Ivan the Terrible, and Boris Yeltsin. After him are Darius the Great, Heinrich Himmler, Angela Merkel, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Henry IV of France, and Lorenzo de' Medici.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 1After him are Pierre Curie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, and Yuan Shikai. Among people deceased in 1941, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 1After him are Rabindranath Tagore, Henri Bergson, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maurice Leblanc, Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, and Arthur Evans.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 34 out of 7,253Before him are Karl Dönitz (1891), Anne Frank (1929), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Martin Heidegger (1889), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Franz Beckenbauer (1945). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Angela Merkel (1954), Thomas Mann (1875), Erwin Rommel (1891), Robert Koch (1843), and Hermann Göring (1893).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 5Before him are Charlemagne (748), Henry Kissinger (1923), Otto von Bismarck (1815), and Frederick the Great (1712). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Angela Merkel (1954), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), William I, German Emperor (1797), Klemens von Metternich (1773), and Joseph Goebbels (1897).