Frederick was the son of then-Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia and his wife, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.  He was born sometime between 11 and 12 p.m. on 24 January 1712 in the Berlin Palace and was baptised with the single name Friedrich by Benjamin Ursinus von Bär on 31 January. 
Frederick II, king of Sicily (1197–1250), duke of Swabia (as Frederick VI, 1228–35), German king (1212–50), and Holy Roman emperor (1220–50). A Hohenstaufen, he pursued his dynasty’s imperial policies against the papacy and the Italian city-states. He also joined in the Sixth Crusade (1228–29).
In the War of the Austrian Succession, which lasted from 1740 to 1748, King Frederick II, known as Frederick the Great, seized the prosperous province of Silesia from Austria. Empress Maria Theresa of Austria had signed the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 in order to gain time to rebuild her military forces and forge new alliances.
Frederick the Great became king of Prussia in 1740, succeeding his father. Prussia was one of many German states at the time, and was believed to be politically one of the weaker states. Gaining...
The War of the Austrian Succession [f] was a European conflict fought between 1740 and 1748, primarily in Central Europe, the Austrian Netherlands, Italy, the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Related conflicts include King George's War in North America, the War of Jenkins' Ear, the First Carnatic War, and the First and Second Silesian Wars .
One of the most influential of these Enlightened Despots was Frederick the Great who abolished torture, expanded individual rights, granted freedom of the press, and improved infrastructure ...
Frederick II, also known as Frederick the Great, ruled over Prussia from 1740 to 1786. He made limited reforms in his kingdom, including policies that allowed for the free expression of ideas.
noun king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786) synonyms: Frederick II see more Cite this entry Style: MLA "Frederick the Great." Vocabulary.com Dictionary, Vocabulary.com, https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/Frederick the Great.
StLib Stacks F8 .K47 2008 Contents: New Englandizing America -- A Prussian monarch, an American hero : early Republican royalism and parallels between the cult of Frederick the Great and celebrations of the first American president -- Failed Republicans : images of the British and the French -- Hero of liberty : New England celebrations of ...
We present an annotated and illustrated version of Frederick the Great's 1754 Instructions to his infantry and cavalry. Included in this volume are maps that provide a background to his battles, a biography of Frederick and some of his generals, and an explanation of 18th century warfare as well as illustrations of his troops.