Unification of Germany

German Unification

Europe 1871.0128

Unification of Germany

German Unification (28 January 1871)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

On January 18, 1871, King William of Prussia was declared Emperor of Germany by the leaders of the German states at Versailles Palace in France. Ten days later, Paris capitulated and the French agreed to peace.

Main Events

Rome becomes capital of Italy

William I of Prussia proclaimed German Emperor at Versailles

William I of Prussia proclaimed German Emperor at Versailles

Paris capitulates and France signs armistice with Germany

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