Meaning of Wilhelm II in English:

Wilhelm II

Pronunciation /ˈvɪlhɛlm/

proper noun

  • (1859–1941), emperor of Germany 1888–1918, grandson of Wilhelm I and also of Queen Victoria; known as Kaiser Wilhelm. After forcing Bismarck to resign in 1890 he proved unable to exercise a strong or consistent influence over German policies. He was vilified by Allied propaganda as the author of the First World War. In 1918 he abdicated and went into exile.