Frederick William
I. biographical name 1620-1688 the Great Elector elector of Brandenburg (1640-88) II. biographical name name of 4 kings of Prussia: I 1688-1740 (reigned 1713-40); II 1744-1797 (reigned 1786-97); III 1770-1840 (reigned 1797-1840); IV 1795-1861 (reigned 1840-61)

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  • Frederick William — 1. 1620 88; elector of Brandenburg (1640 88): called the Great Elector 2. Frederick William I 1688 1740; king of Prussia (1713 40) 3. Frederick William II 1744 97; king of Prussia (1786 97) 4. Frederick William III 1770 1840; king of Prussia… …   English World dictionary

  • Frederick William — The name Frederick William usually refers to several monarchs of the Hohenzollern dynasty: *Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620 1688) *Frederick William I (1688 1740), King of Prussia *Frederick William II (1744 1797), King of Prussia …   Wikipedia

  • Frederick William — 1. ( the Great Elector ) 1620 88, elector of Brandenburg who increased the power and importance of Prussia. 2. 1882 1951, German general: crown prince of Germany 1888 1918 (son of William II of Germany). * * * German Friedrich Wilhelm known as… …   Universalium

  • Frederick William — Fred′erick Wil′liam n. 1) big (“the Great Elector”) 1620–88, elector of Brandenburg who increased the power and importance of Prussia 2) big Frederick William I, 1688–1740, king of Prussia 1713–40 3) big Frederick William II, 1744–97, king of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Frederick William — /frɛdrɪk ˈwɪljəm/ (say fredrik wilyuhm) noun 1. ( the Great Elector ), 1620–88, elector of Brandenburg who increased the power and importance of Prussia. 2. 1882–1951, former crown prince of Germany 1888–1918; German general (son of William II of …   Australian English dictionary

  • Frederick William — noun the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years War (1620 1688) • Syn: ↑Great Elector • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Elector • Member Holonyms: ↑Hohenzollern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frederick William Faber — Frederick William …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt — Spouse(s) Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia Noble family House of Hohenzollern Father Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg Schwedt Mother Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt Dessau …   Wikipedia

  • Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg — Frederick William ( de. Friedrich Wilhelm; February 16 1620 ndash; April 29 1688) was the Elector of Brandenburg and the Duke of Prussia from 1640 until his death. He was of the House of Hohenzollern and is popularly known as the Great Elector (… …   Wikipedia

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