Wilhelm I, German Emperor
Wilhelm I, born March 22, 1797,also known as Wilhelm the Great of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (1861–1888) and the first German Emperor (1871–1888). Under the leadership of Wilhelm and his prime minister Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire.
Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century and the only man to be decorated by both sides in both World Wars. He fought in the Russo-Japanese War. He spent two years undercover in Asia as an agent in the "Great Game," and then crossed China on horseback, stopping en route to teach the thirteenth Dalai Lama how to fire a pistol. After narrowly escaping the Bolsheviks in 1917, he led the defence of his country in the Winter War.