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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 (German: Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918. Despite strengthening the German Empire's position as a great power by building a powerful navy, his tactless public statements and erratic foreign policy greatly antagonized the international community and are considered by many to be one of the underlying causes of World War I. When the German war effort collapsed after a series of crushing defeats on the Western Front in 1918, he was forced to abdicate, thereby marking the end of the German Empire and the House of Hohenzollern's 300-year reign in Prussia and 500-year reign in Brandenburg. Wilhelm II was the son of Prince Frederick William of Prussia and Victoria, German Empress Consort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm II, German Emperor has received more than 13,935,355 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm II, German Emperor is the 95th most popular politician (up from 99th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Germany (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 95 out of 15,577Before him are George Washington, Heinrich Himmler, Leonid Brezhnev, Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Henry IV of France. After him are Murad IV, Uthman, Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1941, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 1After him are Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 30 out of 6,142Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Friedrich Engels (1820), Frederick the Great (1712), Johannes Brahms (1833), Heinrich Himmler (1900), and Max Planck (1858). After him are Martin Heidegger (1889), Hermann Hesse (1877), Karl Dönitz (1891), Robert Schumann (1810), Friedrich Schiller (1759), and Erwin Rommel (1891).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 7Before him are Charlemagne (748), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Angela Merkel (1954), Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick the Great (1712), and Heinrich Himmler (1900). After him are Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), and Klemens von Metternich (1773).