William II
biographical name 1859-1941 Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert German emperor & king of Prussia (1888-1918)

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  • William II — may refer to:* William II of Aquitaine (died 926) * William II of Montferrat (died c. 961). * William II Sánchez of Gascony (died after 996). * William II of Provence (c. 987–1019). * William II of Besalú (died 1066). * William I of England (c.… …   Wikipedia

  • William II — William II, King (?1056 1100) the king of England from 1087 until his death He was sometimes called William Rufus. He was the son of William the Conqueror, and was killed in a hunting accident …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • William II — 1. (William Rufus) ( the Red ) 1056? 1100, King of England 1087 1100 (son of William I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Wilhelm II. (Frederick Wilhelm Viktor Albert) 1859 1941, king of Prussia and emperor of Germany 1888 1918. * * * I Dutch Willem… …   Universalium

  • William II — noun the second son of William the Conqueror who succeeded him as King of England (1056 1100) • Syn: ↑William Rufus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain * * * 1. (William Rufus) ( the Red ) 1056? 1100 …   Useful english dictionary

  • William II —    King of Sicily (q.v.) from 1166 1189. In 1167, threatened by Frederick I Barbarossa (q.v.), he obtained protection from Manuel I Komnenos (q.v.) through a marriage alliance; in return, Manuel was recognized overlord of Italy (q.v.). However,… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • William II — (1792–1849)    King of the Netherlands. He succeeded his father William I in 1840 as monarch of the northern Netherlands. He had served as an officer with the British army under the Duke of Wellington in Spain and elsewhere from 1811 to 1813… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • William II — William the Second, king of England from, September 26th, 1087, until August 2nd, 1100 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • William II — /ˈwɪljəm/ (say wilyuhm) noun 1. (William Rufus, William the Red), 1056?–1100, king of England 1087–1100; son of William I. 2. (Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Kaiser), 1859–1941, German emperor from 1888 until he abdicated in 1918 following German defeat… …   Australian English dictionary

  • WILLIAM II —    1) king of England, surnamed Rufus or Ruddy, born in Normandy, third son of William I.; succeeded his father in 1087; had to face a rebellion, headed by Bishop Odo, in favour of his eldest brother, Robert, Duke of Normandy, which he suppressed …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • William II of England — William Rufus redirects here. See also William Rufus Day. William II Rufus William II, from the Stowe Manuscript King of England (more...) …   Wikipedia

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