Aclamação de Guilherme I

Apenas para lembrar que, no último dia 18, celebrou-se o centésimo-quadragésimo-segundo aniversário da aclamação de Guilherme I, da Prússia,  Kaiser da Alemanha unificada (o II Reich)! A cerimônia, epílogo da Guerra Franco-Prussiana (1870-71), ocorreu no Salão dos Espelhos do Palácio de Versalhes, em 18 de janeiro de 1871…

Para um website interessante sobre a Guerra Franco-Prussiana, clique aqui (em inglês).

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Kaiser Wilhelm I / Kaiser William I

William I, the first Kaiser, was born March 22, 1797, the second son of Frederick William III, at that time still Crown Prince of Prussia, and the noble Princess Louisa of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His childhood fell in the saddest time of Germany, its subjection to the tyranny of Napoleon I. As a boy of sixteen he received his commission as captain and joined the headquarters of the allied monarchs at Frankfort-on-the-Main as aide-de-camp of his father. Later on he accompanied Bliicher’s army to France and was several times under fire. Continuar lendo