Louis Ferdinand I
German Emperor; King of Prussia
Reign 20 July 1951 - 26 September 1994 (&000000000000004300000043 years, &000000000000006800000068 days)
Coronation 20 May 1952
Successor Georg Friedrich I, German Emperor
Spouse Grand Duchess Kira of Russia
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia
Prince Michael of Prussia
Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia
Princess Kira of Prussia
Prince Louis Ferdinand Sr of Prussia
Prince Christian-Sigismund of Prussia
Princess Xenia of Prussia
Full name
Louis Ferdinand Victor Edward Albert Michael Hubert
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Wilhelm III, German Emperor
Mother Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Born 9 November 1907
Marble Palace, Potsdam, German Empire
Died 26 September 1994 (age 86)
Hohenzollern Castle, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Religion Lutheran

HM Wilhelm IV, German Emperor and King of Prussia (Louis Ferdinand Victor Edward Albert Michael Hubert; born 9 November 1907 - 26 September 1994) was the 5th German Emperor and 11th King of Prussia.

Biography Edit

Louis Ferdinand was born on 9 November 1907 at the Crown Prince's Palace in Potsdam, Prussia. As the second child and son of Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie at the time of his birth he was third-in-line of succession after his father, The Crown Prince and his elder brother, Prince Wilhelm. When Louis Ferdinand's older brother Prince Wilhelm renounced his succession rights to marry a non-royal from the lesser nobility in 1933 (he was later to be killed in action in France in 1940 fighting in the German army), Louis Ferdinand took his place as the second in the line of succession to the German throne after the Crown Prince.