Wilhelm II, German Emperor

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Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany - 1902.jpg
Wilhelm II in 1902
German Emperor; Keeng o Proushie
Ring 15 Juin 1888 – 9 November 1918
Predecessor Frederick III
Successor Monarchy abolished
Friedrich Ebert, Preses o Germany
Born 27 Januar 1859(1859-01-27)
Crown Prince's Palace, Berlin, Proushie
Dee'd 4 Juin 1941(1941-06-04) (aged 82)
Doorn, Netherlands
Buirial Mausoleum at Huis Doorn
Spouse 1. Augusta Victoria o Schleswig-Holstein, 1881–1921 (her daith)
2. Hermine Reuss o Greiz, 1922–1941 (his daith)
Full name
German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert
Frederick William Victor Albert
Hoose Hoose o Hohenzollern
Faither Frederick III, German Emperor
Mither Victoria, Princess Ryal
Releegion Evangelical Christian Kirk
Seegnatur Wilhelm II's signature

Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; Frederick William Victor Albert o Proushie; 27 Januar 1859 – 4 Juin 1941) wis the last German Emperor (Kaiser) an Keeng o Proushie, rulin the German Empire an the Kinrick o Proushie frae 15 Juin 1888 tae 9 November 1918. He wis the eldest grandchild o Queen Victoria o the Unitit Kinrick an relatit tae mony monarchs an princes o Europe, maist notably Keeng George V o the Unitit Kinrick an Emperor Nicholas II o Roushie.

Accedin tae the throne in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890. He an aw launched Germany on a bellicose "New Coorse" in furrin affairs that culminatit in his support for Austrick-Hungary in the creesis o Julie 1914 that led in a maiter o days tae the First Warld War. Bombastic an impetuous, he whiles made tactless pronooncements on sensitive topics withoot consultin his meenisters, culminatin in a disastrous Daily Telegraph interview in 1908 that cost him maist o his influence.[1] His leadin generals, Paul von Hindenburg an Erich Ludendorff, dictatit policy in the First Warld War wi little regaird for the ceevilian govrenment. An ineffective war-time leader, he lost the support o the airmy, abdicatit in November 1918, an fled tae exile in the Netherlands.

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  1. Cecil 1996, vol. 2, pp. 138–41.

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