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. His most significant accomplishments include his military successes in the Silesian wars, his re-organisation of the Prussian Army, the First Partition of Poland, and his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment.
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 and made Prussia the foremost military power in Europe.
Biography of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Born in 1712, Frederick William II, known as Frederick the Great, was the third Hohenzollern King of Prussia. Although Prussia had been an influential and important part of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries, under Frederick’s rule the small kingdom rose to the status of a Great European Power and had a lasting effect on European politics in general and Germany specifically.
Frederick the Great: Legacy Frederick II (1712-1786) ruled Prussia from 1740 until his death, leading his nation through multiple wars with Austria and its allies. His daring military tactics...
Frederick II, known as Frederick the Great, was Prussia's king from 1740 to 1786. By winning wars and expanding territories, he established Prussia as a strong military power. Skip to main content
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.
Frederick II, German Friedrich known as Frederick the Great, (born Jan. 24, 1712, Berlin—died Aug. 17, 1786, Potsdam, near Berlin), King of Prussia (1740–86). The son of Frederick William I, he suffered an unhappy early life, subject to his father’s capricious bullying.
Frederick the Great was born into a broken home. His parents were Frederick William I, King of Prussia, and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. Though Frederick William cared for his wife, he believed that a woman should have no influence in court. The fiery-tempered Sophia had other ideas, and she despised her husband for pushing her to the margins.
Frederick The Great Europe, Imagination, Fiction Attributed to Frederick II of Prussia in "Civilization: The West and the Rest", Book by Niall Ferguson, 2011. 151 Copy quote The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. Frederick The Great Sad, Truth, Diversity
Frederick The Great: The First Modern Military Celebrity The monarch who initially sought a state and an army in which charismatic leadership was superfluous ultimately became the center of the first modern cult of personality. To a degree, Frederick the Great was the creation of his soldiers and subjects. by Dennis Showalter 6/26/2007