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  1. Frederick William II was King of Prussia from 1786 until his death in 1797. He was in personal union the Prince-elector of Brandenburg and sovereign prince of the Canton of Neuchâtel. Pleasure-loving and indolent, he is seen as the antithesis to his predecessor, Frederick the Great.. Under his reign, Prussia was weakened internally and externally, and he failed to deal adequately with the challenges to the existing order posed by the French Revolution. His religious policies were ...

  2. Federico Guillermo II de Prusia; Rey de Prusia y Elector de Brandeburgo: Reinado; 17 de agosto de 1786-16 de noviembre de 1797: Predecesor: Federico II: Sucesor: Federico Guillermo III: Información personal; Nacimiento: 25 de septiembre de 1744 Berlín, Reino de Prusia: Fallecimiento: 16 de noviembre de 1797 (53 años) Potsdam, Reino de Prusia: Sepultura: Catedral de Berlín

  3. Frederick William II(German: Friedrich Wilhelm II; 25 September 1744 – 16 November 1797) was the fourth King of Prussia. He ruled from 1786 until his death. He was a successor and grandson of Frederick I, the first king of Prussia. This short articleabout a person or group of people can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it.

  4. Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia from 1740 until 1772, and King of Prussia from 1772 until his death. His most significant accomplishments include his military successes in the Silesian wars , his re-organisation of the Prussian Army , the First Partition of Poland , and his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment .

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    In 1732, Queen Sophia Dorothea tried to arrange a dual marriage of Frederick and his sister Wilhelmina with Amelia and Frederick, the children of her brother, King George II of Great Britain. Fearing an alliance between Prussia and Great Britain, Field Marshal von Seckendorff, the Austrian ambassador in Berlin, bribed Field Marshal von Grumbkow, th...

    When Frederick ascended the throne as "King in Prussia" in 1740, Prussia consisted of scattered territories, including Cleves, Mark, and Ravensberg in the west of the Holy Roman Empire; Brandenburg, Hither Pomerania, and Farther Pomerania in the east of the Empire; and the former Duchy of Prussia, outside of the Empire bordering the Polish-Lithuani...

    Places

    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is named after the King of Prussia Inn, itself named in honor of Frederick. Prussia Street in Dublin, Ireland, is named after Frederick the Great.

    German films

    The Great King (German: "Der Große König") is a 1942 German drama movie directed by Veit Harlan and starring Otto Gebühr. It depicts the life of Frederick the Great. It received the rare "movie of the Nation" distinction.Otto Gebühr also played the King in many other movies. Films with Otto Gebühr as Frederick the Great 1. 1920: Die Tänzerin Barbarina – director: Carl Boese 2. 1921–23: Fridericus Rex– director: Arzén von Cserépy 1. Teil 1 – Sturm und Drang 2. Teil 2 – Vater und Sohn 3. Teil 3...

    American films

    In the 1970 movie Patton, General Pattonincorrectly cites Frederick the Great as saying, "L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!" ("Audacity, audacity — always audacity!") Although Frederick is never seen on screen, he is mentioned several times in Stanley Kubrick's 1975 movie Barry Lyndon. In the movie, he is referred to as "The great and illustrious Frederick" and his army is both praised and criticized. For example, a quote from the film: "During the five years which the war had now lasted...

    24 January 1712 – 31 May 1740 His Royal Highnessthe Crown Prince
    31 May 1740 – 19 February 1772 His Majestythe King in Prussia
    19 February 1772 – 17 August 1786 His Majestythe King of Prussia
    Henning, Herzeleide; Henning, Eckart (1988). Bibliographie Friedrich der Grosse, 1786–1986: das Schrifttum des deutschen Sprachraums und der Ubersetzungen aus Fremdsprachen. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN...
    Oetinger, Friedrich Christoph; Breymayer, Reinhard (1977). Die Lehrtafel der Prinzessin Antonia. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-004130-9.
    Asprey, Robert B. (1986). Frederick the Great: the Magnificent Enigma. New York: Ticknor & Fields. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-89919-352-6.
    Carlyle, Thomas (1858). History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great. London: Chapman & Hall.2 vols.
  5. Frederick William Prince of Prussia 16 August 1710-21 July 1711 Died in infancy Frederick II the Great King of Prussia 24 January 1712-17 August 1786 King in Prussia (1740–1772); King of Prussia (1772–1786); married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern but had no issue Charlotte Albertine Princess of Prussia 5 May 1713-