from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • William II 1 Known as "William Rufus.” 1056?-1100. King of England (1087-1100). He was the second son of William the Conqueror, on whose death he succeeded to the throne.
  • William II 2 1859-1941. Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia (1888-1918). Grandson of Queen Victoria, he supported the Afrikaners in South Africa and Austria's demands on Serbia (1914). He was forced to abdicate at the end of World War I.


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