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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 ...

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    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.

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  4. 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. Print. Share it. 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 King of Prussia on his father's death in 1797, he rescinded some of the monarchy's more repressive legislation, ans was less inclined to ...

  6. Napoleonic Wars - Wikipedia

    In August 1806, the Prussian king, Frederick William III, decided to go to war independently of any other great power. The army of Russia, a Prussian ally, in particular, was too far away to assist. On 8 October 1806, Napoleon unleashed all the French forces east of the Rhine into Prussia.

  7. Frederick William - Wikipedia

    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 of Prussia and great-grandson of Frederick William III.

  8. Thirty Years' War - Wikipedia'_War

    The Thirty Years' War [l] was one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history, lasting from 1618 to 1648. Fought primarily in Central Europe, an estimated 4.5 to 8 million soldiers and civilians died as a result of battle, famine, and disease, while some areas of what is now modern Germany experienced population declines ...

  9. A history of royal weddings and dresses - from Grace Kelly to ...

    Prince William 'delighted' that Princess of Wales takes spotlight - but there is 'one thing that bothers him,' says royal expert ... and Frederick III, German Emperor which took place on 25 ...

  10. King turns down the heat at palace pool to save planet ...

    He is known to enjoy living and working in teeth-chatteringly cold conditions that others can find challenging. Now, some of the King’s staff, who have long enjoyed

  11. A history of royal weddings and dresses - from Grace Kelly to ...

    From Queen Victoria and Albert, Diana and Charles to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, we've compiled a timeline of Royal Wedding portraits from around the