Frederick William was born in the New Palace at Potsdam in Prussia on 18 October 1831. He was a scion of the House of Hohenzollern , rulers of Prussia, then the most powerful of the German states. Frederick's father, Prince William , was the second son of King Frederick William III and, having been raised in the military traditions of the ...
Frederick William Prince of Prussia 16 August 1710-21 July 1711 Died in infancy Frederick II the Great King of Prussia 24 January 1712-17 August 1786 King in Prussia (1740–1772); King of Prussia (1772–1786); married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern but had no issue Charlotte Albertine Princess of Prussia 5 May 1713-
Frederick William was born in Potsdam on 3 August 1770 as the son of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt.He was considered to be a shy and reserved boy, which became noticeable in his particularly reticent conversations, distinguished by the lack of personal pronouns.
Frederick William was a military commander of wide renown, and his standing army would later become the model for the Prussian Army.He is notable for his joint victory with Swedish forces at the Battle of Warsaw, which, according to Hajo Holborn, marked "the beginning of Prussian military history", but the Swedes turned on him at the behest of King Louis XIV and invaded Brandenburg.
Frederick William I of Prussia (1688–1740), King of Prussia; Frederick William II of Prussia (1744–1797), King of Prussia; Frederick William III of Prussia (1770–1840), King of Prussia; Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795–1861), King of Prussia; Denmark. Frederick I of Denmark (1471–1533), King of Denmark and Norway; Frederick II of ...
Prince Henry Victor Louis Frederick of Prussia (German: Heinrich Viktor Ludwig Friedrich; 9 January 1900 – 26 February 1904), was the haemophiliac third son and youngest child of Prince Henry of Prussia and Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, and thus a grandson of Frederick III, German Emperor, on his father's side and a great-grandson of Queen Victoria through both his mother and father.
Bismarck was born in 1815 at Schönhausen, a noble family estate west of Berlin in Prussian Saxony.His father, Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand von Bismarck (1771–1845), was a Junker estate owner and a former Prussian military officer; his mother, Wilhelmine Luise Mencken (1789–1839), was the well-educated daughter of a senior government official in Berlin.
Prince Friedrich Karl Nikolaus of Prussia (20 March 1828 – 15 June 1885) was the son of Prince Charles of Prussia (1801–1883) and his wife, Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877). Prince Friedrich Karl was a grandson of King Frederick William III of Prussia and a nephew of Frederick William IV and William I .
East Prussia (German: Ostpreußen, pronounced [ˈɔstˌpʁɔʏsn̩] (); Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Lithuanian: Rytų Prūsija; Latin: Borussia orientalis; Russian: Восточная Пруссия, romanized: Vostóchnaya Prússiya) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1773 to 1829 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire from 1871); following World ...
Born in Cölln on the Spree (today part of Berlin), George William was the son of John Sigismund, Margrave of Brandenburg and Anna of Prussia. His maternal grandfather was Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia. In 1616, he married Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate. Their only son Frederick William would later be known as the "Great Elector".