Wilhelm II, German Emperor

1859 - 1941

Wilhelm II, German Emperor

Wilhelm II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia. He reigned from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918 shortly before Germany's defeat in World War I. As the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Wilhelm's first cousins included George V of the United Kingdom and many princesses who, along with Wilhelm's sister Sophia, became European consorts. For most of his life before becoming emperor, he was second in line to succeed his grandfather Wilhelm I on the German and Prussian thrones after his father, Frederick. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm II, German Emperor has received more than 8,778,836 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 106th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 105 out of 14,801Before him are Tiberius, Herod the Great, Philip II of Spain, Skanderbeg, Pepin the Short, and Bayezid I. After him are Osman I, Isabella I of Castile, Xerxes I, Louis XIII of France, Muammar Gaddafi, and Cardinal Richelieu.

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Among people born in 1859, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 2Before him is Arthur Conan Doyle. After him are Pierre Curie, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Yuan Shikai. Among people deceased in 1941, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 1After him are James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Walther Nernst, Emanuel Lasker, James George Frazer, and Arthur Evans.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 35 out of 3,763Before him are Thomas Mann (1875), Martin Heidegger (1889), Karl Benz (1844), Max Planck (1858), Erwin Rommel (1891), and Pope Benedict XVI (1927). After him are Marlene Dietrich (1901), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Hermann Göring (1893), Angela Merkel (1954), Adolf Eichmann (1906), and Josef Mengele (1911).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilhelm II, German Emperor ranks 5Before him are Otto von Bismarck (1815), Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), and Heinrich Himmler (1900). After him are Hermann Göring (1893), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Konrad Adenauer (1876), and Frederick the Great (1712).

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