Wilhelm II, King of Württemberg
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Wilhelm II, King of Württemberg

(Stuttgart February 25, 1848, Stuttgart – October 2, 1921, Bebenhausen Castle), King of Württemberg. Wilhelm acceded to the throne in 1891, and distinguished himself by his civilian, almost bourgeois way of life, and at the same time by the presidential style in which he discharged his office. He had little power to influence foreign and military policy, and that power was further diminished during the war.

In 1914 he retired from the Württemberg army without regret. In the course of the war he sought to demonstrate his attachment to…

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Kress, Wolfgang, “Wilhelm II, King of Württemberg”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0652>
First published online: 2015

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