Frederick I ( German: Friedrich I.; 11 July 1657 – 25 February 1713), of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was (as Frederick III) Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713) and Duke of Prussia in personal union ( Brandenburg-Prussia ). The latter function he upgraded to royalty, becoming the first King in Prussia (1701–1713).
Frederick I, elector of Brandenburg (as Frederick III), who became the first king in Prussia (1701–13), freed his domains from imperial suzerainty, and continued the policy of territorial aggrandizement begun by his father, Frederick William, the Great Elector. In 1688 Frederick succeeded to the
Frederick William I, second Prussian king, who transformed his country from a second-rate power into the efficient and prosperous state that his son and successor, Frederick II the Great, made a major military power on the Continent. The son of the elector Frederick III, later Frederick I, king of
FREDERICK WILLIAM I (PRUSSIA) (1688 – 1740; ruled 1713 – 1740), king of Prussia. On 25 February 1713, Frederick William succeeded his father Frederick I as king of Prussia.
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A biography of the first king in Prussia (1701-1713) who patronized the arts, strengthened the army, and divided up Africa. Learn about his legacy, his son's reforms, and his role in the Prussian spirit and Prussianism.
In 1701, Frederick crowned himself Frederick I, King of Prussia. Prussia, unlike Brandenburg, lay outside the Holy Roman Empire. Legally, Brandenburg was still part of the Holy Roman Empire so the Hohenzollerns continued to use the additional title of Elector of Brandenburg for the remainder of the empire’s run.
FREDERICK I (PRUSSIA) (1657 – 1713; ruled 1688 – 1713), as Frederick III elector of Brandenburg and duke of Prussia; from 1701, as Frederick I, king in Prussia. Frederick I was one of the great Hohenzollern rulers who contributed to the rise of the Prussian state.
Soldier and Scholar After Frederick William I’s death in 1740, his son and successor took the throne and surprisingly went on to achieve stunning military victories, consolidating Prussia’s...
Frederick I ( German: Friedrich I.; 11 July 1657 – 25 February 1713), of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was (as Frederick III) Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713) and Duke of Prussia in personal union ( Brandenburg-Prussia ). The latter function he upgraded to royalty, becoming the first King in Prussia (1701–1713). From 1707 he was in personal ...
Biography Frederick I was the third son of Frederick William, the Great Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia and Louise Henrietta of Orange. Frederick became Elector of Brandenburg on the death of his father in 1688 and king of Prussia from 1701 to his death in 1713. He married his first wife Elizabeth Henrietta of Hesse-Kassel (1661-1683) in 1679.