Who ruled Germany before William I?

Who ruled Germany first?

From its origins in 1871, the empire was governed under the constitution designed four years earlier by Otto von Bismarck, the Prussian prime minister, for the North German Confederation.

Who was the last German king?

William II, king of Prussia and last German emperor – he ruled the German Empire for 30 years before being toppled from the throne. But who was Emperor William II?

What happened to the German Kaiser?

During WWI, Wilhelm allowed his military advisers to dictate German policy. After realizing that Germany would lose the war, Wilhelm abdicated the throne in November 1918 and fled to the Netherlands, where he died in 1941.

When did Germany last have a king?

The Monarchy of Germany (the German Monarchy) was the system of government in which a hereditary monarch was the sovereign of the German Empire from 1871 to 1918.

Monarchy of Germany
First monarch William I
Last monarch William II
Formation 18 January 1871
Abolition 9 November 1918
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