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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.

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)
Croun Prince's Pailace, 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

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.


  1. Wilhelm, German Croun Prince ( 6 Mey 1882 – 20 Julie 1951) mairit Princess Cecilie o Mecklenburg-Schwerin an haed childer.
  2. Prince Eitel Friedrich o Proushie (7 Julie 1883 – 8 December 1942) mairit Princess Sophia Charlotte o Oldenburg but haed nae childer.
  3. Prince Adalbert o Proushie 14 Julie 1884 – 22 September 1948) mairit Princess Adelaide o Saxe-Meiningen an haed childer.
  4. Prince Prince August Wilhelm o Proushie (29 Januar 1887 – 25 Mairch 1949) mairit Princess Alexandra Viktoria o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg an haed childer.
  5. Prince Oskar o Proushie 27 Julie 1888 – 27 Januar 1958) mairit Coontess Ina Marie von Bassewitz an haed childer.
  6. Prince Joachim o Proushie (17 December 1890 – 18 Julie 1920) mairit Princess Marie Auguste o Anhalt an haed childer.
  7. Princess Viktoria Luise o Proushie (13 September 1892 – 11 December 1980) mairit Ernest Augustus, Duke o Brunswick an haed childer.


  1. Cecil 1996, vol. 2, pp. 138–41.