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  • Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany
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  • Friedrich Wilhelm Victor Augustus Ernst (6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) of the House of Hohenzollern was the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. He was colloquially known as William or Wilhelm. Wilhelm served in the Imperial German Army during World War I. After Germany's defeat, the Crown Prince was forced to abdicate along with the rest of his family.
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  • Oblique contemporary references
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Appearance
  • through
  • In at the Death
  • The Center Cannot Hold
Spouse
  • Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Name
  • Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany
Title
  • Emperor of Germany
  • King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany
Cause of Death
  • Heart Attack
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Years
  • 1941
After
Affiliations
  • House of Hohenzollern
Children
Occupation
  • Soldier, Heir to the German throne, Pretender to the throne
Death
  • 1951
Parents
Birth
  • 1882
Nationality
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  • Friedrich Wilhelm Victor Augustus Ernst (6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) of the House of Hohenzollern was the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. He was colloquially known as William or Wilhelm. Wilhelm served in the Imperial German Army during World War I. After Germany's defeat, the Crown Prince was forced to abdicate along with the rest of his family. Wilhelm spent most of the remainder of his life trying reinstate of the Hohenzollerns to the throne. To this end, Wilhelm initially supported Adolf Hitler. However, when Wilhelm's oldest son (also named Wilhelm) was killed in battle in 1940, public grieving in Germany convinced Hitler that the Royal Family posed a threat to his own rule, and so sidelined Wilhelm. At the end of World War II, Wilhelm was briefly imprisoned by the French for alleged war crimes of World War I. He was transferred to house arrest due to poor health, but the charges were ultimately not pursued. He spent his last years in Hechingen.
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