I. biographical name name of 4 kings of England: I (the Conqueror) circa 1028-1087 (reigned 1066-87); II ( Rufus ) circa 1056-1100 (reigned 1087-1100); III 1650-1702 (reigned 1689-1702—see Mary); IV 1765-1837 (reigned 1830-37) II. biographical name 1882-1951 Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst crown prince of Germany (1888-1918)

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