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Encyclopedia > Wilhelm I of Germany
Wilhelm I of Germany
Wilhelm I of Germany
German Royalty
House of Hohenzollern

Wilhelm I
Children
   Prince Friederich
   Princess Louise
Friederich III
Children
   Prince Wilhelm
   Princess Charlotte
   Prince Heinrich
   Prince Sigismund
   Princess Viktoria
   Prince Waldemar
   Princess Sophie
   Princess Margarete
Wilhelm II
Children
   Crown Prince Wilhelm
   Prince Eitel Friederich
   Prince Adalbert
   Prince August Wilhelm
   Prince Oskar
   Prince Joachim
   Princess Viktoria Luise

Wilhelm I of Germany (March 22, 1797March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 18719 March 1888 and King of Prussia, ruled 2 January 18619 March 1888. His full name was Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig. Some English-language biographies anglicize his name as William I or, in full, William Frederick Louis. Image File history File links Wilhelm1. ... Image File history File links Wilhelm1. ... The House of Hohenzollern is a German dynasty of electors, kings, and emperors of Prussia, Germany, and Romania. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Friedrich III of Germany. ... Princess Louise of Prussia (December 3, 1838–April 23, 1923) was the second child and only daughter of Wilhelm I of Germany and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar. ... Friedrich III of Germany. ... German Emperor Wilhelm II (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Hohenzollern 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and the last King (König) of Prussia, ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ... Victoria Elizabeth Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen (24 July 1860-1 October 1919) was the second child born to Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Victoria. ... Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, known as Prince Heinrich (August 14, 1862 in Berlin – April 20, 1929 in Hemmelmark, Schleswig-Holstein) was a younger brother of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Her Royal Highness Princess Viktoria of Prussia was the daughter of Frederick III of Germany (1831-1888) and his wife, the former Princess Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901) daughter of Queen Victoria. ... Prince Waldemar (Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar) (February 10, 1868–March 27, 1879) was the sixth child of Crown Prince Friedrich III (later Emperor Friedrich III), and Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, a daughter of the British Queen Victoria. ... Sophie of Prussia (June 14, 1870–January 13, 1932), was queen consort of King Constantine I of Greece. ... Princess Margarete of Prussia (Margarete Beatrice Feodora) (April 22, 1872–January 22, 1954) was the youngest child of Crown Prince Friedrich III (later Emperor Friedrich III), and Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, a daughter of the British Queen Victoria. ... German Emperor Wilhelm II (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Hohenzollern 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and the last King (König) of Prussia, ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ... Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Prussia (6 May 1882 - 20 July 1951), Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor August Ernst Kronprinz von Preussen, was born 6 May 1882 at Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany. ... Prince Eitel Friederich (July 7, 1883–December 8, 1942) was a son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Augusta Viktoria, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein. ... Prince Adalbert (July 14, 1884–September 22, 1948) was a son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Augusta Viktoria, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein. ... Prince Augustus Wilhelm (January 29, 1887–March 25, 1949), called Auwi, was the fourth son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Augusta Viktoria, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein. ... Prince Oskar of Prussia (July 27, 1888–January 27, 1958) was the son of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Augusta Viktoria, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein. ... Prince Joachim Franz Humbert of Prussia (17 December 1890-18 July 1920) was the youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, by his first wife, Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg. ... Princess Viktoria Luise (13 September 1892–11 December 1980), Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg, was the seventh child and the only daughter of Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Viktoria. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 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Early Life and Military Career

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Prince Wilhelm riding with the painter, Franz Krüger, 1836.

As the second son of Friedrich Wilhelm III, Wilhelm had no expectations to ascend to the throne and hence received little education. He served in the army from 1814 onward, fought against Napoleon I of France, and was reportedly a very brave soldier. He also became an excellent diplomat by engaging in diplomatic missions after 1815. In 1848 he successfully crushed a revolt that was aimed at his elder brother King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x2070, 353 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Wilhelm I of Germany User:Rl/Images ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x2070, 353 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Wilhelm I of Germany User:Rl/Images ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Frederick William III, known in German as Friedrich Wilhelm III, reigned as king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Napoleon I of France, by Jacques-Louis David. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... King Frederick William IV of Prussia (October 15, 1795 - January 2, 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. ...


Prince Regent

In 1857 Friedrich Wilhelm IV suffered from a stroke and became mentally disabled for the rest of his life. In January 1858 Wilhelm became Prince Regent for his brother. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ...


King and Kaiser

On January 2, 1861 Friedrich Wilhelm died and Wilhelm ascended the throne as Wilhelm I of Prussia. He inherited a conflict between King and the liberal parliament. He was considered a politically neutral person as he intervened less in politics than his brother. He nevertheless found a conservative solution for the conflict: he appointed Otto von Bismarck to the office of Prime Minister. According to the Prussian constitution, the Prime Minister was responsible solely to the king, not to parliament. Bismarck liked to see his work relationship with Wilhelm as that of a vassal to his feudal superior. Nonetheless it was Bismarck who effectively directed the politics, interior as well as foreign; on several occasions he gained Wilhelm's assent by threatening to resign. January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here:This article is about the legislative institution. ... Alternative meanings: See Bismarck (disambiguation). ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister A Prime Minister is a politician who serves as the head of the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ...


In the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War Wilhelm was proclaimed German Emperor on January 18, 1871 in Versailles Palace. By this ceremony, the North German Confederation (1867-1871) was transformed into the German Empire ("Kaiserreich", 1871-1918). This Empire was a federal state; the emperor was head of state and president (primus inter pares) of the federated monarchs (the kings of Bavaria, Württemberg, Saxony, the grand dukes of Baden and Hesse, and so on, not to forget the senates of the free cities of Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen). Wilhelm accepted the title "German Emperor" grudgingly; he would have preferred "Emperor of Germany", which however was unacceptable to the federated monarchs. The title "Emperor of the Germans" was ruled out from the start, because of its republican and democratic implications in the revolution of 1848. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Versailles in 1789. ... Flag of North German Confederation, 1867-1871 The North German Confederation (in German, Norddeutscher Bund), came into existence in 1867, following the dissolution of the German Confederation. ... Flag of the German Empire, 1871–1919: black-white-red Coat of arms The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ... A federation (from the Latin fÅ“dus, covenant) is a state comprised of a number of self-governing regions (often themselves referred to as states) united by a central (federal) government. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State in many Commonwealth countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Bahamas and many more, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... First among equals is a phrase which indicates that a person is the most senior of a group of people sharing the same rank or office. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Württemberg (often spelled Wurttemberg in English) refers to an area and a former state in Swabia, a region in south-western Germany. ... The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen; Sorbian: Swobodny Stata Sakska) is at a land area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... The title of Grand Duke (Latin, Magnus Dux; German, Großherzog, Russian, Великий князь) used in Slavic, Baltic, and Germanic countries, is ranked in honour below King but higher than a sovereign Duke (Herzog) or Prince (Fürst). ... Baden was a territory in the southwest of what later became unified Germany. ... Hesse (German: Hessen) is one of Germanys sixteen federal states (Bundesländer) and has an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ... Alster Lake at dusk Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ... Lübeck ( pronunc. ... The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (official name; German: Freie Hansestadt Bremen) is a port city in northern Germany and one of its 16 Federal States (Bundesländer). ...

Wilhelm I was crowned German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France.
Wilhelm I was crowned German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France.

In his memoirs, Bismarck describes Wilhelm as an old-fashioned, courteous, infallibly polite gentleman and a genuine Prussian officer, whose good common sense was occasionally undermined by "female influences". The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... The following list of German Kings and Emperors is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... For the room of this name there, see the item in the article Palace of Versailles. ... Versailles: Louis Le Vau opened up the interior court to create the expansive entrance cour dhonneur, later copied all over Europe Monument of Louis XIV in the cour dhonneur The Château de Versailles —or simply Versailles— is a royal château, outside the gates of which the...

Wilhelm I of Germany
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Wilhelm I of Germany

In May 11, 1878, anarchist Max Hödel attempted to assassinate Kaiser Wilhelm I in Berlin, but his attempt failed. This attempt became the pretext for the institution of the Anti-Socialist Law, which was introduced by Bismarck’s government with the support of a majority in the Reichstag on October 21, 1878, for the purpose of fighting the socialist and working-class movement. The law deprived the Social Democratic Party of Germany of its legal status; it prohibited all its organizations, workers’ mass organizations and the socialist and workers’ press, decreed confiscation of socialist literature, and subjected Social-Democrats to reprisals. The law was extended every 2-3 years. Despite this policy of reprisals the Social-Democratic Party increased its influence among the masses. Under pressure of the mass working-class movement the law was repealed on October 1, 1890. Download high resolution version (782x1090, 124 KB)public domain from http://www. ... Download high resolution version (782x1090, 124 KB)public domain from http://www. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Emil Max Hödel (1857 – August 16, 1878) was a plumber from Leipzig, Germany who became known for a failed assassination. ... (help· info), IPA: , is the capital city as well as a state of Germany, and also the countrys largest city. ... The Reichstag is both an institutional assembly and a specific building. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... SPD redirects here. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


Issue

Imperial Styles of
Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany
Reference style His Imperial Majesty
Spoken style Your Imperial Majesty
Alternative style Sire
Monarchical Styles of
König Wilhelm I of Prussia
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sire

In 1829, Wilhelm married Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and had two children: This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... Is a cruise line. ... Image File history File links Hohenzollern Crown of Wilhelm II. From [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... Look up majesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Majesty is an English word rooting in the Latin Maiestas, meaning literally, Greatness. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Grand Duchess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar (1811–1890) was the queen consort of Wilhelm I of Germany. ...

Preceded by:
Friedrich Wilhelm IV
King of Prussia
2 January 18619 March 1888
Succeeded by:
Friedrich III
Preceded by:
Consolidation of empire
Emperor of Germany
18 January 18719 March 1888

Friedrich III of Germany. ... Princess Louise of Prussia (December 3, 1838–April 23, 1923) was the second child and only daughter of Wilhelm I of Germany and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar. ... King Frederick William IV of Prussia (October 15, 1795 - January 2, 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. ... The following is a list of the Kings of Prussia (German: König von Preußen); they were members of the Hohenzollern family. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Friedrich III (October 18, 1831 – June 15, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruled 1888. ... The following list of German Kings and Emperors is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...

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Wilhelm I of Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Wilhelm I of Germany (In English: William I), (March 22, 1797 March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 1871 1888 and king of Prussia, ruled 1861–1888.
On January 2, 1861 Friedrich Wilhelm died and Wilhelm ascended the throne as Wilhelm I of Prussia.
In the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War Wilhelm was proclaimed German Emperor on January 18, 1871 in Versailles, in the palace of Louis XIV.
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