Profile of the Day: Frederick III
On October 18, 1831, Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia, was born. Although raised in his family’s tradition of military service, Frederick III was known for his hatred of warfare and his liberal ideology. In 1888, he ascended to the throne after the death of his father, Wilhelm I and reigned for 99 days until his death. In what became known as the Year of the Three Emperors, Germany saw the rapid succession of three Emperors in one year. Frederick III’s son, Wilhelm II succeeded his father and became the last German Emperor and King of Prussia.
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