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Wilhelm I
Birth: Mar. 22, 1797
Berlin-Mitte
Mitte
Berlin, Germany
Death: Mar. 9, 1888
Berlin-Mitte
Mitte
Berlin, Germany

Imperial House of Hohenzollen. Kaiser of Germany & King of Prussia. Wilhelm I was the first German Emperor. His Majesty was the son of King Frederick Wilhelm III & Queen Louise of Mecklenburg. Prince Wilhelm became King of Prussia in 1861 upon the death of his brother King Frederick Wilhelm IV. King Wilhelm I became the first German Kaiser on Jan 18, 1871. Upon becoming King, Wilhelm I reorganized & strengthened the army. In 1862, His Majesty appointed Count Otto von Bismark as minister-president of Prussia. The King did not always agree with Count von Bismark's polcies, but usually gave Royal Assent. Kaiser Wilhelm I was hesitant about becoming Kaiser and establishing a super state above Prussia. (bio by: John Hinkle) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Friedrich Wilhelm III von Hohenzollern (1770 - 1840)
   Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776 - 1810)
 
 Children:
   Friedrich III (1831 - 1888)*
  Luise von Preussen von Baden (1838 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
   Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795 - 1861)*
   Wilhelm I (1797 - 1888)
  Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova (1798 - 1860)*
  Albrecht of Hohenzollern (1809 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mausoleum im Schlosspark Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Berlin, Germany
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Hinkle
Record added: Dec 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7046366
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Wilhelm I
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