Friedrich III of Germany

German Emperor (1831-1888)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl von Hohenzollern (New Palace, Potsdam ; 18 October 1831 - New Palace, Potsdam ; 15 June 1888[1]) was the only son of Wilhelm I.

Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia, 1867, by Oskar Begas

After his father's death on 9 March 1888 Friedrich Wilhelm became King of Prussia and German Emperor as Friedrich III, but he was already suffering from throat cancer[1] and died after just 99 days on the throne.

On 25 January 1858[1] he married Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, eldest child of Queen Victoria and Albert the Prince Consort. They had seven children. The oldest, Friedrich Wilhelm, followed him as King and Emperor.

Friedrich Wilhelm III died of throat cancer in Potsdam. He is buried next to his wife in the Mausoleum of the Friedenskirche in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hall (trans), Colin (2005). The Electors of Brandeburg, Kings of Prussia, German Kaisers.. Karwe : Edition Rieger. ISBN 3935231644.