Wilhelm I., German Emperor

Wilhelm I. Friedrich Ludwig, King of Prussia since 1861, German Emperor since 1871

Son of Friedrich Wilhelm III. King of Prussia (1770-1840) and  his first wife Luise, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776-1810)

Born: Berlin, 22. Mar 1797

Wilhelm had to renounce his great love, his second cousin once removed, Princess Elisa Radziwill because the court did not deem her noble enough to be wife of a Prussian prince. She never married.

Married:  Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin 11. Jun 1829 Augusta, Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890)


Died: Berlin, 9. Mar 1888

Buried: Royal Mausoleum, Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin



Source: GHdA, Fürsten I, Vol XIV 1991