Wilhelm II


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Wilhelm II

also William II 1859-1941.
Kaiser of Germany and king of Prussia (1888-1918). Grandson of Queen Victoria, he supported the Afrikaners in South Africa and Austria's demands on Serbia (1914). He was forced to abdicate at the end of World War I.

Wilhelm II

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(Biography) the German name of William II4
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Noun1.Wilhelm II - grandson of Queen Victoria and Kaiser of Germany from 1888 to 1918Wilhelm II - grandson of Queen Victoria and Kaiser of Germany from 1888 to 1918; he was vilified as causing World War I (1859-1941)
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The descendants of the last German emperor and king of Prussia, Kaiser Wilhelm II, have embarked on a struggle to get back properties and treasures that were confiscated by the Soviets in 1945.
If the Mayflower had been sent packing, Europe would have remained pretty much unaffected - and imagine, there would have been no America to rescue us from Kaiser Wilhelm II, Hitler, Mussolini, and goodness knows who else.
Those present were boosted by visitors to the area and all responded with 'boisterous satisfaction' when a effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm II, set alight by Lady Muir, was burnt on the bonfire.
Many of the exhibits can also be seen in public for the first time after a long time, such as the silver model of the HMS Victory from the possession of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, the great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the current head of the Hohenzollern family, argued that a 1998 agreement under which St Goar granted the hotel next to the ruins a 99-year leasehold amounted to a sale.
At the beginning of the Second World War, a German soldier investigates the whispers that the Dutch resistance has planted a spy close to Kaiser Wilhelm II. However, he finds himself distracted by a young Jewish woman.
1 KAISER WILHELM II Emporer Of Germany Wilhelm II supported Austria's invasion of Serbia in 1914, but allegedly wanted to scale back Germany's military plans when Britain entered the war.
d KE Win aGB KAISER WILHELM II Emporer Of Germany Wilhelm II supported Austria's invasion of Serbia in 1914, but allegedly wanted to scale back Germany's military plans when Britain entered the war.
1916 Emperor Wilhelm II & Franz Jozef I establish the kingdom of Poland.
But the opening of the world's first wiener dog museum means the hound is back in vogue.What do Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Adele have in common?
To illustrate how the emperorAEs actions affected peasants who fought in World War I, the author compares the stories of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary and Samuel MolzolA k (the authorAEs wifeAEs grandfather), a Slovak peasant in the country, from the perspective of the Eastern Theater of operations, as well as telling the story of the Habsburg Empire and German Kaiser Wilhelm II and Russian Tsar Nicholas II.