Kaiser Wilhelm love

Definitions

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  • n. grandson of Queen Victoria and Kaiser of Germany from 1888 to 1918; he was vilified as causing World War I (1859-1941)

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Examples

  • William Hohan Zollern, alias Kaiser Wilhelm, to be an outlaw, and offer as a reward for his apprehension three barrels of corn, five bushels of potatoes and meat of ham, said ham to weigh not less than twenty-one pounds nor more than thirty-five pounds.

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  • Hughes, a former top State Department official, diplomat and foundation president, has spent a lifetime adding to a massive collection of memorabilia begun by his great-great-grandfather that documents his family ties to the German and Prussian imperial dynasty, the Hohenzollerns, from the time of Frederick the Great and Kaiser Wilhelm I to Hitler's Third Reich.

    Al Eisele: An American's Unique Link to German History

  • Like a piece of shrapnel freshly fallen from the sky, Mr. Libeskind's five-story, 200-ton wedge of steel and glass juts out of the austere neoclassical structure that first opened to the public in 1897 as part of Kaiser Wilhelm I's armory.

    Libeskind Cuts Into Germany's Past

  • Kaiser Wilhelm's sickly father reigned for only 99 days.

    The Other Kaiser

  • The composer created his own festival at Bayreuth, finally achieving his ambition to produce his operas at the Festspiele premiere in 1876, where "Das Rheingold" was performed before an audience of kings, including Kaiser Wilhelm, composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Franz Liszt and at least one philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.

    Eat, Drink and Be Entertained

  • In the early 20th century, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany interpreted its sprint past Britain as license to reshape the world in its image—by force.

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  • In 1905, Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm predicted that fifty years hence, the British Empire, that then controlled a quarter of the globe, would vanish into dust and be replaced by two new empires, America and Russia.

    Eric Margolis: The Ghosts of Yalta Haunt Us Today

  • Nor did Angell's account allow for the human factor of strategic mi ssteps and miscalculations particularly by Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II that eventually plunged Europe into war.

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  • Displays of pots and solid jade vases, gold Egyptian candelabra, a 1700s gold water pipe, the diamond-studded walking stick of Abdul-Hamid II, a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • In 1908, soon after Ehrlich won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the principle of specific affinity, Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany invited him to a private audience in his palace.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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