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  2. Frederick William III | king of Prussia | Britannica

    Frederick William III, (born August 3, 1770, Potsdam, Prussia [Germany]—died June 7, 1840, Berlin), king of Prussia from 1797, the son of Frederick William II. Neglected by his father, he never mastered his resultant inferiority complex, but the influence of his wife, Louisa of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, whom he married in 1793, occasionally moved ...

  3. Frederick William Iii |

    Frederick William III (1770-1840) was king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. A weak monarch, he presided first over the near-liquidation of the Prussian state in the Napoleonic Wars and then over its reconstruction. Born in Potsdam on Aug. 3, 1770, Frederick William III succeeded his father, Frederick William II, as king of Prussia in 1797.

  4. Frederick III, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Frederick III or Friedrich III (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl; 18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888) was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days between March and June 1888, during the Year of the Three Emperors.

  5. Frederick William III of Prussia - Simple English Wikipedia ...

    Frederick William III; King of Prussia; Elector of Brandenburg: Reign: 16 November 1797 – 7 June 1840: Predecessor: Frederick William II: Successor: Frederick William IV: Born: 3 August 1770 Potsdam, Prussia: Died: 7 June 1840 (age 69) Berlin: Spouse: Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Auguste Gräfin von Harrach: Issue: Frederick William IV of ...


    FREDERICK WILLIAM III. Son and heir of Prussian king Frederick William II, he received a military education and held active commands during the War of the First Coalition from 1792 to 1794. King of Prussia on his father's death in 1797, he rescinded some of the monarchy's more repressive legislation, ans was less inclined to reactionary ...

  7. Prussian Union of Churches - Wikipedia

    The Prussian Union of Churches (known under multiple other names) was a major Protestant church body which emerged in 1817 from a series of decrees by Frederick William III of Prussia that united both Lutheran and Reformed denominations in Prussia.

  8. Klemens von Metternich | Biography, Significance, & Facts

    Serving as Austrian minister in Berlin after 1803, Metternich failed to persuade Frederick William III of Prussia to join Austria in the war of 1805 against France but gained a profound insight into the internal brittleness of the Prussian state, whose speedy ruin he predicted.

  9. Frederick William - Wikipedia

    Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795–1861), King of Prussia; Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1819–1904) Frederick III, German Emperor (1831–1888), German Emperor and King of Prussia. He was known as Frederick William when he was Crown Prince. Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia (1880–1925), son of Prince Albert ...

  10. Frederick William III: King of Prussia - Social Studies for Kids

    Frederick William III was King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg for more than 40 years in the late 18th Century and early 19th Century. He was born on Aug. 3, 1770, in Potsdam. His father was the eventual King of Prussia Frederick William II, and his mother was Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. As the oldest son, young Frederick William ...

  11. Karl August von Hardenberg | Prussian statesman | Britannica

    When, in 1798, he won the abiding trust of King Frederick William III of Prussia, he moved to Berlin. He was entrusted with the most important administrative and diplomatic tasks (e.g., serving as foreign minister from 1804 to 1806).