Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany

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Name
Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany Gender: M
Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia
born on 27 January 1859 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Potsdam, Germany, 52n24, 13e04
Timezone LMT m13e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°10' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°52 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 20°57'



Emperor of Germany Wilhelm II (in 1902)

Biography

German royal family, the oldest son of Emperor Frederick III and Princess Victoria. He took the throne in 1888, received a military education and was the last emperor of Germany. As he was a powerful ruler, Germany prospered under his reign. Wilhelm married twice and had seven kids.

The last German emperor and King of Prussia who rules from June 1888 to the end of WW I in November 1918. The eldest grandson of Queen Victoria, first cousin to King George V of England, and second cousin to Tsar Nikolas II. Taking the crown in 1888 he dismisses Bismark as Chancellor in 1890 and leads Germany on a combative and aggressive “New Course” in foreign affairs that culminates in his support of Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 and leads to World War 1. His role in the conduct of the war as well as his responsibility for its outbreak is still controversial. Some historians maintain Wilhelm was controlled by his generals. Others argue he maintain considerable political power. Toward the end of WW 1 with Europe in ruins and Germany about to lose the war the Army removes its support of Wilhelm and he abdicates in November 1918, fleeing to Netherlands.

The Emperor died on 6/04/1941, Doorn, Netherlands.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1888 (Assumed the throne)
  • Work : Lose social status 7 November 1918 (Abdicated throne)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 June 1941 at 11:30 AM in Doorn (Age 82)
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Source Notes

Biography by John C. G. Röhl, p.21 ff, with quotes of precise medical details, from palace announcements, e.g. that the birth was very difficult, a breech birth (German: Steissgeburt). At 2:45 pm the baby's bottom appeared, and the birth was finally complete at 3 pm.

Sy Scholfield quotes "PRUSSIA: ACCOUCHMENT OF THE PRINCESS FREDERICK WILLIAM," Manchester Guardian, 28 January 1859, p. 3: "At three p.m. to-day [Thursday], at Berlin, . . . was safely delivered of a Prince."

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash (reputation as a swaggering militarist)
  • Traits : Personality : Bad judgement
  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed ("an immeasurably exaggerated self-confidence and desire to show off")
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged ("pathological hatred of his English mother" ThomasNipperdey, historian)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Emperor for 20 years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exile to Netherlands)
  • Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Withered arm)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Last German Emperor)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Germany)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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