Frederick William


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° — (Ger. Friedrich Wilhelm), name of several kings of Prussia. FREDERICK WILLIAM III was king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. The defeats in the Napoloenic Wars at Jena and Auerstädt and the peace treaty of Tilsit (1807) brought Prussia heavy… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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 I — (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I. ) was used by two rulers of the House of Hohenzollern:*Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, the Great Elector of Brandenburg Prussia (1620 1688) *King Frederick William I of Prussia (1688 1740) …   Wikipedia

  • 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 IV — 1795 1861, king of Prussia 1840 61 (brother of William I of Prussia). * * * German Friedrich Wilhelm born Oct. 15, 1795, Cölln, near Berlin, Prussia died Jan. 2, 1861, Potsdam King of Prussia (1840–61). The son of Frederick William III, he was a… …   Universalium

  • Frederick William I — 1688 1740, king of Prussia 1713 40. * * * German Friedrich Wilhelm born Aug. 15, 1688, Berlin died May 31, 1740, Potsdam, Prussia King of Prussia (1713–40). The son of Frederick I, he received valuable military experience in the War of the… …   Universalium

  • Frederick William II — 1744 97, king of Prussia 1786 97. * * * German Friedrich Wilhelm born Sept. 25, 1744, Berlin, Prussia died Nov. 16, 1797, Berlin King of Prussia from 1786. He succeeded his uncle Frederick II. Prussia expanded under his rule, adding territories… …   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 II —    king of Prussia, nephew of FREDERICK THE GREAT (q.v. FREDERICK II2); succeeded to the throne in 1786, but soon lost favour by indolence and favouritism; in 1788 the freedom of the press was withdrawn, and religious freedom curtailed; he… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • FREDERICK-WILLIAM I —    king of Prussia, born at Berlin, ascended the throne in 1713; in 1720, at the peace of Stockholm, he received part of Pomerania with Stettin for espousing the cause of Denmark in her war with Russia and Poland against Sweden; the rest of his… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia


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