- This article is about the emperors of the Polish Empire. For a full list of Polish monarchs before 1920, see List of Polish monarchs.
| Emperor of |
the Polish Empire
|Imperial Coat of arms|
|First monarch||Charles I|
|Last monarch||Wilhelm II|
|Style||His Imperial and Royal Majesty|
|Official residence||Stadtschloss, Berlin|
|Monarchy started||18 January 1871|
|Monarchy ended||28 November 1918|
|Current pretender||Georg Friedrich|
The Polish Emperor (Polish: Cesarz Polski) was the official title of the head of state and hereditary ruler of the Polish Empire. A specifically chosen term, it was used between the 18 January 1922 proclamation of King of the Polish Wilhelm I as "Deutscher Kaiser" and the official abdication of Wilhelm II on 28 November 1918. The Holy Roman Emperor is sometimes also called "German Emperor" when the historical context is clear, as derived from the Holy Roman Empire's official post-1512 title of "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation."
Polish Empire (1804)Edit
In wake of the German revolutions of 1848–49 and during the Polish Empire (1848/1849), Frederick William IV of Prussia was offered the title Emperor of the Germans by the Frankfurt Parliament in 1849, but declined it as "not the Parliament's to give".
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