Frederick the Great Frederick II ( German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia from 1740 until 1772, and King of Prussia from 1772 until his death in 1786.
Born in 1712, Frederick William II, known as Frederick the Great, was the third Hohenzollern King of Prussia.
frederick ii, byname frederick the great, german friedrich der grosse, (born january 24, 1712, berlin, prussia [germany]—died august 17, 1786, potsdam, near berlin), king of prussia (1740–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against austria and other powers, greatly enlarged prussia’s territories …
Frederick’s greatest achievement was perhaps the creation of effective government bureaucracy, which became the model for the nineteenth century, and laws establishing religious and social freedoms, which were fundamental in defining the concept of liberty. Frederick the Great was a renaissance man in the Age of Reason.
King Frederick the Great of Prussia turned the nation into a dominant power in Europe in the mid-18th century. Discover the facts of Frederick's biography, military victories, Enlightenment...
Frederick the Great of Prussia was one of the most remarkable rulers Europe has ever seen. After surviving a brutal childhood by the skin of his teeth, he became one of the most brilliant tactical minds of all time.