Today in History - March 9th. 1888 - William I, German Emperor

William I (in German: Wilhelm) was born on March 22nd. 1797 in Berlin.


William I, German Emperor
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In 1829, William I married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar. This was a
very stable marriage but not a happy one.


Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar
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On January 2nd. 1861, he became King of Prussia.
On Janary 18th. 1871, William I became German Emperor.

William I died on March 9th. 1888. He was succeeded by his son
Frederick III.