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  Frederick II of Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712–August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740 to 1786.
Frederick was forced to watch the execution by decapitation of his friend Katte on November 6, 1730, and was strictly supervised in the following years.
Frederick led the Prussian forces during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748), during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), and in the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778) - not only as king, but also as the military commander in the field.
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 MSN Encarta - Frederick II (of Prussia)
Frederick was born in Berlin on January 24, 1712, son of King Frederick William I and grandson of Frederick I. As crown prince he was trained, under his father's supervision, to become a soldier and a thrifty administrator.
Frederick acquired East Friesland (now a region of Germany) in 1744, on the death of the last ruler without heirs of that principality, and in 1745 he fought and won a second war with Austria, terminated by the Peace of Dresden, which assured Prussia the possession of Silesia.
Frederick made an alliance with Catherine II of Russia, in 1764, and by the first partition of Poland in 1772 he received Polish Prussia, exclusive of Gdańsk (Danzig) and Toruń (Thorn), thus uniting the regions of Brandenburg and Pomerania.
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 Frederick II the Great - Olga's Gallery
Frederick II, the Great (1712-86), king of Prussia (1740-1786), remains one of the most famous German rulers of all time for his military successes and his domestic reforms that made Prussia one of the leading European nations.
Frederick was an able administrator, and contrived to carry on his wars without incurring a penny of debt.
Frederick was essentially a just, and somewhat austere man. He was an absolute ruler, but he did not rule by his own personal whims, always keeping Prussia's welfare in mind, and he expected his people to possess the same devotion.
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 FREDERICK THE GREAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick's upbringing and education were strictly controlled by his father, who was a martinet as well as a paranoiac.
Frederick William I deeply despised the artistic and intellectual tastes of his son and was infuriated by Frederick's lack of sympathy with his own rigidly puritanical and militaristic outlook.
Though Frederick took the offensive and thus unleashed a great military struggle, there is no doubt that he was by 1756 seriously threatened, indeed, even more seriously than he himself realized, and that his enemies, most of all the empress Elizabeth, meant to destroy Prussia's newly won international status.
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 Frederick The Great
The famous Frederick II., known in history as Frederick the Great, was born in 1713, the year of Frederick William's accession to power.
So great was the abuse heaped upon him by his stern father, that he finally ran away and was barely saved from the death of a deserter.
Frederick the Great died at the ripe age of seventy-five, having reigned for a period of forty-seven years.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Frederick II
Frederick's sole desire was for peace in Germany, even if to secure this he had to make the greatest sacrifices; and for this reason, he granted to the ecclesiastical and temporal lords a series of privileges, which subsequently developed into the independent sovereignty of these princes.
Frederick had also been obliged to acknowledge the pope as his overlord in Sicily, thus abandoning his father's cherished hopes of uniting Sicily with the imperial crown of Germany, though the attempts of the pope to entirely nullify this "personal union" were far from successful.
Frederick had been forced to pledge himself to take part in a new crusade, for which inadequate preparations had been made by the pope, and the Council of Lateran (1215) fixed 1 June, 1216, as the time for beginning the crusade.
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 Hohenzollern on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick William, the Great Elector (reigned 1640-88), obtained E Pomerania, the secularized bishoprics of Cammin, Minden, and Halberstadt, and the expectancy to Magdeburg upon the death of its administrator.
Frederick William II (reigned 1786-97), Frederick William III (reigned 1797-1840), and Frederick William IV (reigned 1840-61) were mediocre rulers; their ministers were more important in the history of Prussia.
He was succeeded by Frederick III (1888) and by William II (reigned 1888-1918), whose instability and ambition contributed to the involvement of Germany in World War I; his abdication ended the family's rule in Germany.
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 Voltaire and Frederick the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick's admiration bordered upon the sentimental; and Voltaire had begun to allow himself to hope that some day, in a provincial German court, there might be found a crowned head devoting his life to philosophy, good sense, and the love of letters.
Frederick had not been taken in: though he had not disentangled the whole plot, he had perceived clearly enough that Voltaire's visit was in reality that of an agent of the French Government; he also thought he saw an opportunity of securing the desire of his heart.
Frederick had failed to realise this; and indeed, though Voltaire was fifty-six when he went to Berlin, and though his whole life had been spent in a blaze of publicity, there was still not one of his contemporaries who understood the true nature of his genius; it was perhaps hidden even from himself.
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 Frederick the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Frederick's mouth it meant a denunciation of the "proprietary" state, and at the same time was closely connected with his belief that wisdom was to be found in the philosophical laws and moral ideals the Enlightenment preached.
Frederick restored the morale of his defeated Silesian troops and, with 35,ooo men, attacked an Austrian army twice as strong at the village of Leuthen, west of Breslau, on December 5, 1757.
Frederick was greatly dissatisfied with the showing of the Prussian army during the war of 1778-79, but his dissatisfaction only served to make him an even tougher taskmaster in the subsequent years.
mars.acnet.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/berlin/lectures/05Frederick.html   (4365 words)

  
 Frederick II, king of Prussia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Frederick’s coarse and tyrannical father despised the prince, who showed a taste for French art and literature and no interest in government and war.
Frederick is widely recognized as the 18th century’s greatest general and military strategist.
Frederick’s personal appearance in his later years—small, sharp-featured, untidy, and snuff-stained—has become part of the legend of “Old Fritz.” He was succeeded by his nephew, Frederick William II.
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 Frederick the Great
Frederick II In 1525, Ducal Prussia became ruled by a hereditary line started by Albrecht Hohenzollern, (Ho-en-zal-ern) who happened to be the last grand master of the Teutonic Knights.
One great Hohenzollern who led Prussia to immense power was King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great) who took the throne in 1772.
Frederick 's dad was known as Frederick William I, or the King of Prussia, entitling Fredrick to the throne.
www.lakesideschool.org /studentweb/worldhistory/modernworld/FredericktheGreat.htm   (1389 words)

  
 munger.ca: Frederick the Great Biography
Frederick the Great was born on January 24, 1712, in the middle of a cold winter.
Frederick the Great gives 50% of the state's revenues to the army (a unique feat at the time) and builds the foundation of a new military tradition in Prussia, which will only end with Adolf Hitler's collapse.
Frederick the Great owns a lot of land, makes peasant life easier - happy peasants are better peasants - creates public organizations to sell food at a good price in difficult times; he guarantees credit and controls prices.
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 The Prussian Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick William, the founder of the Prussian state, ruled for almost a half century, from 1640 to 1688.
The Great Elector was a staunch pillar of the Calvinist faith, which became identified with the rising commercial class, turning their faith outward rather than inward.
Frederick was a tolerant unbeliever and it was by this religious enlightenment that he was a men of his time, a colleague of the philosophes.
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 Frederick the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick the Great of Prussia wanted to use the power and wisdom that he had to improve all of the lives of his people.
Frederick the Great was not the only European monarch to adopt the ideals of the enlightenment.
Frederick made many important changes during his rule in Prussia, which was during 1740 to 1786.
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 Frederick II (The Great): 1740-1786
Frederick the Great remains one of the most famous German rulers of all time for his military successes and his domestic reforms that made Prussia one of the leading European nations.
Frederick II (the Great) was king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, and he stands as one of the greatest of the Enlightened Despots.
Frederick devoted himself to building Prussia into a strong state and that meant both expansion and reform.
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 §14. "Frederick the Great". I. Carlyle. Vol. 13. The Victorian Age, Part One. The Cambridge History of English and ...
It was asserted quite openly in the sixties and seventies, and it is a very generally held opinion to-day, that the result of those labours was in no fair proportion to what they meant to the author.
In point of fact, Carlyle had once more set out, in his imperturbable romantic way, to do something more than make known to the world “what had happened.” Not but what he was, in respect of the truth of history, just as conscientious in his way as historians of the scientific school are.
This is to be seen in the unwearying labour with which he collected his materials, poring over libraries of “dull books”; and in his efforts, notwithstanding that travel was to him a torture, to see with his own eyes the backgrounds against which Frederick’s life was played, the battlefields on which he fought.
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 Voltaire with Frederick the Great of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick and Voltaire in the study at Sans Souci; engraving by P. Baquoy after N. Monsiau.
Voltaire at the Court of Frederick the Great in Prussia
Frederick greatly admired Voltaire and invited him to come to Prussia many times; the invitation did not include Emilie.
www.visitvoltaire.com /voltaire's_later_life_v_and_frederick_prussia.htm   (102 words)

  
 Frederick the Great's Military Instruction to Generals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick the Great's Military Instruction was written between the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War and translated into English by Lieut.-Colonel T. Foster at the end of the 18th century.
Very great utility will be derived from camps of this sort, if they be employed in the manner which I have recommended, and the succeeding campaign will prove the good effects of their discipline and order.
Great care should be taken, not to place troops on ground where they cannot act; it was this which made our position at Grotkau in the year 1741 worth nothing, for the center and left wing were posted behind impassible bogs.
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 HOASM: At the Court of Frederick the Great
XIB: At the Court of Frederick the Great
Frederick II - Frederick the Great - of Prussia shared the musical gifts of his sisters Wilhelmine and Anna Amalia.
Frederick the Great is said to have played his instrument "respectably".
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 Frederick II on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
or Frederick the Great, 1712-86, king of Prussia (1740-86), son and successor of Frederick William I.
Frederick Brewing reports sales increase, but may seek buyer.
Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick, II, from the 372nd Military Police Company is among those charged with abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
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 AP European History - Debate: Catherine the Great, or Frederick?
Your responsibility is to argue in favor of Catherine the Great as the monarch that best represents the spirit of the Enlightenment and to demonstrate, using facts and reason, that Catherine was truly the Greatest.
Your responsibility is to argue in favor of Frederick the Great as the monarch that best represents the spirit of the Enlightenment and to demonstrate, using facts and reason, that Frederick was truly the Greatest.
Catherine the Great or Frederick the Great
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 Comparion of Alexander the Great, Frederick the Great, Stalin, Akio Morita and Tony Blair
The examples of Alexander the Great and Lenin show that when an entire country or organisation is built up around a single person, finding a suitable successor can prove too much of a challenge for even the most superlative leader.
The father of Frederick II the Great, Frederick William I, proves an exception to this general tendency.
Frederick II the Great’s raison d’être was the needs of the state, and he believed that a ruler could carry out his duties efficiently only if he kept control over the government in his own hands.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Frederick II of Prussia (1712-86) became king in 1740.
He was a cultured man, but Frederick's real genius was for military campaigning.
Frederick gained land for Prussia, invading neutral Saxony in the northeast.
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 Frederick the Great
Due to Frederick the greats victory at Leuthen, Breslau was re captured 5 days later.
Frederick the great in a six week campaign had repulsed the French, taken Saxony and beaten the Austrian's so convincingly the the Austrian army would not be able to fight again until the summer of 1758.
Frederick The Great had technically won this battle as it stopped any further assaults on Brandenburg.
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 Frederick the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick II, the son of Frederick William I, was born in Berlin.
He fought to oppose Austrian ambitions, and earned a great reputation as a military commander in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740--8).
Frederick the Great skillfully employed the limited Prussian resources to make his kingdom the most powerful German state during the seven Years War (1756-63).
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 Frederick the Great - Uncyclopedia
Frederick the Great, otherwise known as Friedrich der Große, Frederick II, Friedrich II, Friedrich von Feuerstein, or Frederick von Flintstone was born in the Duchy of Andorra in the year 1678, to Herr and Frau the Great.
Already having a chip on his shoulder due expectations of having to live up to his name, Frederick proceded to engage in penis enlargement exercises.
When he had successfully obtained a stature of 40 cm., he moved to California, where he became a naturalized Canadian, and later opened Frederick's of Hollywood.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Frederick_the_Great   (105 words)

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