The New International Encyclopædia/Auguste, Victoria
AUGUSTE, ou-gụs′te, VICTORIA (1858—). German Empress and Queen of Prussia. She was born at the castle of Dolzig, the eldest daughter of Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and of Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She was married to Prince William of Prussia—afterwards William II. of Germany—February 27, 1881. She is a patroness of many charitable enterprises, and has published a book entitled Erinnerungsblätter an die Palästinafahrt (1898), which contains a record of her memorable journey through Palestine in company with Emperor William in 1898.