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Events in the year 1898 in Germany.
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History of Germany • Timeline • Years
- King of Bavaria – Otto of Bavaria
- King of Prussia – Kaiser Wilhelm II
- King of Saxony – Albert of Saxony
- King of Württemberg – William II of Württemberg
- Grand Duke of Baden – Frederick I
- Grand Duke of Hesse – Ernest Louis
- Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin – Frederick Francis IV
- Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – Frederick William
- Grand Duke of Oldenburg – Peter II
- Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach – Charles Alexander
- Schaumburg-Lippe – George, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
- Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt – Günther Victor, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
- Schwarzburg-Sondershausen – Karl Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
- Principality of Lippe – Alexander, Prince of Lippe (with Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld, as regent)
- Reuss Elder Line – Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz
- Reuss Younger Line – Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
- Waldeck and Pyrmont – Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
- Duke of Anhalt – Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt
- Duke of Brunswick – Prince Albert of Prussia (regent)
- Duke of Saxe-Altenburg – Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
- Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
- Duke of Saxe-Meiningen – Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
- Cameroon (Kamerun) – Jesko von Puttkamer (5th term) to 12 January, then Theodor Seitz (2nd term) to 13 October, then again Jesko von Puttkamer (6th term) from 14 October
- Kiautschou – Carl Rosendahl from 7 March
- German East Africa (Deutsch-Ostafrika) – Eduard von Liebert
- German New Guinea (Deutsch-Neuguinea) – Hugo Skopnik (Landeshauptleute of the German New Guinea Company)
- German South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika) – Theodor Leutwein (Landeshauptleute to 18 April, then governor)
- Togoland – August Köhler (Landeshauptleute to 18 April, then governor)
- 28 March – The German Reichstag builds a battleship fleet from the Fleet Act, triggering an arms race at sea with the United Kingdom.
- 10 April _ 1898 Naval Law signed into German law.
- 30 April – The German Fleet Association is founded in Berlin to arouse popular understanding and interest in the Imperial Navy. The government favors the construction of battleships in the Reichsmarineamt under Alfred von Tirpitz.
- 5 June – Helvetia Berlin, association football club established.
- 16 June – German federal election, 1898
- 25 October _ WilheIm II voyages to the Levant.
- Unknown date – An industrial robot and factory automation manufacturing brand KUKA was founded in Bavaria.
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- 10 March – George Müller, Prussian evangelist, founder of the Ashley Down orphanage (born 1805)
- 29 May – Theodor Eimer, German zoologist (born 1843)
- 30 July – Otto von Bismarck, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (born 1815)
- 20 September – Theodor Fontane, German writer (born 1819)
- 25 September – Hieronymous Theodor Richter, German chemist (born 1824)
- 29 December – Georg Goltermann, German cellist, conductor and composer (born 1824)
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