William I, King of Prussia

Standard Name: William I,, King of Prussia
Used Form: Emperor William I of Germany


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King Frederick William IV of Prussia had a stroke which incapacitated him; his brother William became Regent.
2 January 1861
William I became King of Prussia when Frederick William IV died.
18 January 1871
The new German Empire was declared in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles; William I of Prussia became Emperor William I of Germany .
Two attempts to assassinate Emperor William I of Germany failed.
9 March 1888
Emperor William I of Germany died; his son William Frederick succeeded him. William Frederick died only three months later, on 15 June, and was in turn succeeded by his son, William II .