Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa was born on November 21, 1840 at Buckingham Palace and was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was created Princess Royal of the United Kingdom in 1841. She became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Fredrick III in 1858. After her husband's death in 1888, she became widely known as Empress Frederick. Their eldest child Wilhelm II was the last emperor of Germany and launched the country into World War One. Empress Victoria was diagnosed with inoperable breast cancer in 1899 and by the autumn of 1900, the cancer spread to her spine and after much suffering, she died at Castle Friedrichshof on August 5, 1901, less than seven months after the death of her mother, Queen Victoria.
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