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  William II of Prussia - LoveToKnow 1911
[[[Friedrich Wilhelm Victor Albert]]] (1859-), king of Prussia and German emperor, was born on the 27th of January 1859 at Berlin, being the eldest child of Prince Frederick of Prussia, afterwards crown prince and second German emperor, and of Victoria, princess royal of Great Britain and Ireland.
The justification of his naval policy so far as European affairs were concerned was revealed in the effective intervention of Germany in regard to France and Morocco in 1905, and in 1909 in the defiance of British policy when Austria, backed by Germany, tore up the treaty of Berlin in regard to Bosnia and.
His imperial style, constitutionally but the honorary title of the Primus inter pares in a free confederation of sovereign princes, was invested by him with something of the glamour of that of the Holy Roman emperors, with their shadowy claim to world-dominion.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Frederick William II of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Frederick William was the son of Augustus William (the second son of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia) and of Louise Amalie of Brunswick, sister of the wife of Frederick the Great.
Prussia had paid a heavy price for the territories acquired at the expense of Poland in 1793 and 1795, and when, on 16 November 1797, Frederick William died, he left the state in bankruptcy and confusion, the army decayed and the monarchy discredited.
Friedrich Wilhelm II (Leipzig, 1885); Paulig, Friedrich Wilhelm II, sein Privatleben und seine Regierung (Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, 1896).
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 Frederick II of Prussia - LoveToKnow 1911
A convention between Prussia and Great Britain was signed in January 1756, and it proved of incalculable value to both countries, leading as it did to a close alliance during the administration of Pitt.
Prussia was now universally recognized as one of the great powers of the Continent, and she definitely took her place in Germany as the rival of Austria.
Hence one of the last important acts of his life was to form, in 1785, a league of princes (the "Fiirstenbund") for the defence of the imperial constitution, believed to be imperilled by Joseph's restless activity.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Frederick II of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Friedrich II of Prussia, of the House of Hohenzollern, (January 24, 1712 - August 17, 1786) was more commonly known as Frederick the Great (German Friedrich der Grosse), and was king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786.
He was preceded by his father Frederick William I (Friedrich Wilhelm I, the "Soldier King").
He was succeeded by his nephew Frederick William II[?] (Friedrich Wilhelm II).
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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.
His acquisition of Silesia was orchestrated so as to provide Prussia's fledgling industries with raw materials, and he protected these industries with high tariffs and minimal restrictions on internal trade.
In the west Prussia is sheltered by Britain-Hanover from France.
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 Frederick William II of Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frederick William II (September 25, 1744 – November 16, 1797), king of Prussia, was known in German as Friedrich Wilhelm II.
Frederick William was the son of Augustus William (the second son of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia) and of Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, sister of the wife of Frederick the Great.
Prussia had paid a heavy price for the territories acquired at the expense of Poland in 1793 and 1795, and when, on 16 November 1797, Frederick William died, he left the state in bankruptcy and confusion, the army decayed and the monarchy discredited.
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 Frederick II of Prussia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712–August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740–86.
His acquisition of Silesia was orchestrated so as to provide Prussia's fledgling industries with raw materials, and he protected these industries with high tariffs and minimal restrictions on internal trade.
In the west Prussia is sheltered by Britain-Hanover from France.
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 Frederick II of Prussia - Information from Reference.com
Frederick II (Friedrich II.; January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty.
Frederick was born in Berlin, the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.
When Emperor Joseph II tried the scheme again in 1784, Frederick created the Fürstenbund, allowing himself to be seen as a defender of German liberties, in contrast to his earlier role of attacking his sovereign, Maria Theresa.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 1 - Chapter I.
This also is one of the peculiarities of Friedrich, that he is hitherto the last of the Kings; that he ushers in the French Revolution, and closes an Epoch of World-History.
On the breaking-out of that formidable Explosion, and Suicide of his Century, Friedrich sank into comparative obscurity; eclipsed amid the ruins of that universal earthquake, the very dust of which darkened all the air, and made of day a disastrous midnight.
In Prussia there has long been a certain stubborn though planless diligence in digging for the outward details of Friedrich's Life-History; though as to organizing them, assorting them, or even putting labels on them; much more as to the least interpretation or human delineation of the man and his affairs,--you need not inquire in Prussia.
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 History Of Friedrich II Of Prussia — Volume 21 by Thomas Carlyle eBook by BookRags
To us, what is all we can do with them here, they will indicate that this is still the old Friedrich, with his old activities and promptitudes; which indeed continue unabated, lively in Peace as in War, to the end of his life and reign.
Prussia has defended itself against overwhelming odds,—­brave Prussia; but the real soul of its merit was that of having merited such a King to command it.
Without these Hohenzollerns, Prussia had been, what we long ago saw it, the unluckiest of German Provinces; and could never have had the pretension to exist as a Nation at all.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 5 Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Friedrich Wilhelm did not go on the morrow, but next day; laughed, ever and anon in loud hahas, at the part he had been playing; and was very glad and merry.
Friedrich Wilhelm's regiments are now, by his exact new regulations, levied and recruited each in its own Canton, or specific district: there all males as soon as born are enrolled; liable to serve, when they have grown to years and strength.
Friedrich Wilhelm always answered, what was only superficially the fact, That HE knew nothing of these violences and acts of ill-neighborship; he, a just King, was sorrier than any man to hear of them; and would give immediate order that they should end.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 15 Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Friedrich has posted himself on the north shore of the Elbe, from Pardubitz to the other side of Kolin; means to defend that side of the River, where go the Silesian roads.
Friedrich doubtless has his thoughts as he rides up and down, in sight of Kladrup, among other places, settling many things; but what his thoughts were, he is careful not to say except where necessary.
Friedrich has learned, by intercepted letters, that something great is to be done on Wednesday, 18th: he sends Rothenburg with reinforcement to Einsiedel, lest a scalade of Prag should be on the cards.
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 Frederick William II of Prussia - Definition, explanation
Frederick William II of Prussia - Definition, explanation
} Frederick William II (September 25, 1744 – November 16, 1797), king of Prussia, was known in German as Friedrich Wilhelm II.
Frederick William was the son of Augustus William (the second son of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia) and of Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, sister of the wife of Frederick the Great.
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 Friedrich II of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Friedrich II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick II, Frederick the Great -- January 24, 1712 - August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia, from 1740-86.
Friedrich preferred to speak French; rather than German.
Frederick had a great fondness for music, and in particular he played the flute to an acceptable standard.
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 Chapter IX. - BURGGRAF FRIEDRICH IV.
The late Kaiser's Austrian competitor, "Friedrich the Fair, Duke of Austria," the parricided Albert's Son, was again one of the parties.
Friedrich the Fair sat prisoner in the old Castle of Traussnitz (OBER PFALZ, Upper Palatinate, or Nurnberg country) for three years; whittling sticks:--Tourists, if curious, can still procure specimens of them at the place, for a consideration.
This is the third Hohenzollern whom we mark as a conspicuous acquirer in the Hohenzollern family, this Friedrich IV., builder of the second story of the House.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 1 Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown-Prince of Prussia, son of Friedrich I. and Father of this little infant who will one day be Friedrich II., did himself make some noise in the world as second King of Prussia; notable not as Friedrich's father alone; and will much concern us during the rest of his life.
Friedrich I., it is admitted on all hands, was "an expensive Herr;" much given to magnificent ceremonies, etiquettes and solemnities; making no great way any-whither, and that always with noise enough, and with a dust vortex of courtier intrigues and cabals encircling him,-- from which it is better to stand quite to windward.
Elector Friedrich sometimes in his own high person (a courageous and high though thin-skinned man), otherwise by skilful deputy, had done the Kaiser service, often signal service, in all these wars; and was never wanting in the time of need, in the post of difficulty with those famed Prussian Troops of his.
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 Tourist Information about Berlin - 4 Hotel Reservations Berlin
Numerous well-known buildings were designed then, his grandson Friedrich II (1740—1786) continued with the architectural redesign of the city, assisted by the famous architect Knobelsdorff.
After the Nazi terror and the end of World War II the city was finally devastated in 1945.
It was originally a parade ground before barracks were built at the end of Unter den Linden during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm I. Noble villas, embassies and the luxurious Hotel Adlon arose around the square.
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 Frederick II of Prussia : Friedrich Wilhelm II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Frederick II of Prussia : Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia.jpg"> Friedrich II of Prussia, of the House of Hohenzollern, (January 24, 1712 - August 17, 1786) was more commonly known as Frederick the Great (German Friedrich der Grosse), and was king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786.
He was preceded by his father Frederick William I (Friedrich Wilhelm I, the "Soldier King").
He was succeeded by his nephew Frederick William II[?] (Friedrich Wilhelm II).
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Do not Friedrich Wilhelm and innumerable persons--the readers and the writer of this History included--feel a stone rolled off their hearts?--It is now, and not till now, that Queen Sophie falls sick, and like to die; and reproaches Wilhelmina with killing her.
Friedrich Wilhelm feels this sad contrast very much; the more, as the soldier is his own chattel withal, and of superlative inches: Friedrich Wilhelm flames up into wrath; sends off swift messengers to bring these Judges, one and all instantly into his presence.
Friedrich Wilhelm was the AEdile of his Country, as well as the Drill-sergeant; Berlin City did not rise of its own accord, or on the principle of leave-alone, any more than the Prussian Army itself.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Curious enough, Friedrich lived in the Writing Era,--morning of that strange Era which has grown to such a noon for us;--and his favorite society, all his reign, was with the literary or writing sort.
Friedrich is by no means one of the perfect demigods; and there are various things to be said against him with good ground.
Friedrich Wilhelm, now in the sixth year of wedlock, is still very fond of his Sophie Dorothee,-- "Fiechen" (Feekin diminutive of Sophie), as he calls her; she also having, and continuing to have, the due wife's regard for her solid, honest, if somewhat explosive bear.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 2 by Thomas Carlyle
History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 2 by Thomas Carlyle
History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 2
Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., The
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 Find in a Library: History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great.
Find in a Library: History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great.
History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great.
Prussia (Germany) -- History -- Frederick II, 1740-1786.
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 History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 8 - Chapter I.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Chapter I. Friedrich's feelings at this juncture are not made known to us by himself in the least; or credibly by others in any considerable degree.
But it is evident this last phenomenon fell upon him like an overwhelming cataract; crushed him down under the immensity of sorrow, confusion and despair; his own death not a theory now, but probably a near fact,--a welcome one in wild moments, and then anon so unwelcome.
We hear of tragic vestiges still traceable of Friedrich, belonging to this time: texts of Scripture quoted by him, pencil-sketches of his drawing; expressive of a mind dwelling in Golgothas, and pathetically, not defiantly, contemplating the very worst.
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 FAQ-J: German-Prussia
In 1793 King Friedrich Wilhelm II also annexed the Danzig and Thorn Territories, and 1793/1795 larger areas of Poland which were called South Prussia (Sndpreussen) and New East Prussia (Neu-Ostpreussen).
The concept of Kreis was different in pre-1806 Prussia and referred to the districts of the noble families ("Die Adeligen Kreise of the Rittergutsbesitzer") as well as the ImmediatstSdte and royal Domainen--mter.
The original (East and West) Prussia was cleansed of its ethnic German population and given to Poland and Russia The Western powers were silent on the ethnic cleansing of original Prussia and Eastern Germany resulting in 12 millions of German refugees and expellees.
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 Prussia
2e) WILHELM I Ludwig, King of Prussia, proclaimed German Emperor 8 Jan 1871 (Berlin 22 Mar 1797-Berlin 9 Mar 1888); m.Berlin 11 Jun 1829 Auguste Pss of Saxe-Weimar (Weimar 30 Sep 1811-Berlin 7 Jan 1890)
2i) Hubertus Ernst Viktor Wilhelm Friedrich Schmalz, b.Berlin-Zehlendorf
Friederike, Dss of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Hannover 2 Mar 1778-Hannover 29 Jun 1841)
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