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  1. Frederick William I ( German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" ( German: Soldatenkönig [1] ), was King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. Frederick William instituted major military reforms, and expanded the army to new limits.

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  3. Frederick William I of Prussia - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William I ( German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" ( German: Soldatenkönig [1] ), was King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. Frederick William instituted major military reforms, and expanded the army to new limits.

  4. Frederick William I | Prussian King & Reformer | Britannica

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    Frederick William I, German Friedrich Wilhelm I, (born August 14, 1688, Berlin—died May 31, 1740, Potsdam, Prussia), 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.

  5. Frederick I | King of Prussia, Territorial Aggrandizement

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    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.

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    Frederick William I of Prussia. (Former King of Prussia (1713 - 1740)) Frederick William I of Prussia was the second Prussian king and ruled from 1713 until his death in 1740. He was the son of Frederick III of Brandenburg, the first king of Prussia. When he took over the throne, his kingdom was financially drained.

  7. Frederick I of Prussia - Wikipedia

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    Born in Königsberg, Frederick was the third son of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg by his father's first marriage to Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau, eldest daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels. His maternal cousin was King William III of England.

  8. Frederick William I | Encyclopedia.com

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    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. He arrived on the throne in the midst of both war and peace, as the War of the Spanish Succession (1701 – 1714) was drawing to a close, and the complex peace ...

  9. Frederick the Great - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William I, popularly dubbed the "Soldier King", had created a large and powerful army that included a regiment of his famous "Potsdam Giants"; he carefully managed the kingdom's wealth and developed a strong centralised government. He also had a violent temper and ruled Brandenburg-Prussia with absolute authority. [6]

  10. Frederick William I of Prussia - Wikiwand

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    Frederick William I ( German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" ( German: Soldatenkönig ), was King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. Frederick William instituted major military reforms, and expanded the army to new limits.

  11. Frederick the Great and Prussia | Boundless World History

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    King Frederick William I of Prussia, the “Soldier-King,” modernized the Prussian Army, while his son Frederick the Great achieved glory and infamy with the Silesian Wars and Partitions of Poland. The feudal designation of the Margraviate of Brandenburg ended with the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, which made the Hohenzollerns ...

  12. What’s So Great About Frederick? The Warrior King of Prussia

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    Ruling from his new capital, Berlin, Frederick’s father, Frederick William I, was Prussia’s second monarch. During his reign (1713-1740), Frederick William built up a large, well-trained army ...