Friedrich II., König von Preußen


Basic data

  1. Volkna, Johann; Mortier, Pierre; Dom Calmet Pen Names
  2. Friedrich der Große; Alte Fritz Alternative Names
  3. January 24, 1712 in Berlin
  4. August 17, 1786 in Potsdam
  5. König von Preußen, Komponist, Schriftsteller
  6. Berlin


(Source: Wikimedia)
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Frederick, Crown Prince of Prussia, by Antoine Pesne, 1724 (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick's marriage to Elisabeth Christine on 12 June 1733 at Schloss Salzdahlum (Source: Wikimedia)
Rheinsberg Palace, Frederick's residence from 1736 to 1740 (Source: Wikimedia)
The only portrait Frederick ever personally sat for (by Ziesenis, 1763) (Source: Wikimedia)
Brandenburg-Prussia (1600–1795) (Source: Wikimedia)
Battle of Hohenfriedberg, Attack of the Prussian Infantry, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
Battle of Rossbach, a tactical victory for Frederick (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick leading his troops at the Battle of Zorndorf, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick and his soldiers after the Battle of Hochkirch in 1758, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
King Frederick II, by Anna Dorothea Therbusch, 1772 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth after the First Partition (1772) (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph II of Austria (Source: Wikimedia)
Grave of Frederick at Sanssouci where he was buried only after the German reunification (he wished to rest next to his dogs, but this was originally disobeyed) (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick after the Battle of Kolin, by Julius Schrader (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon visits Frederick's (first) sarcophagus in the crypt of Garrison Church, Potsdam (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great and his staff at the Battle of Leuthen, by Hugo Ungewitter (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick before the Battle of Torgau, 1760 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait by Wilhelm Camphausen, 1870 (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great inspects the potato harvest outside Neustettin (now Szczecinek, Poland), Eastern Pomerania (Source: Wikimedia)
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel, 1852, depicts Frederick playing the flute in his music room at Sanssouci as C. P. E. Bach accompanies him on a fortepiano by Gottfried Silbermann (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick in a Waffenrock (army tunic) (Source: Wikimedia)
South, or garden facade and corps de logis of Sanssouci (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick's first interview with the philosopher Voltaire (left) in the Duchy of Cleves[272] (Source: Wikimedia)
Europe at the time of Frederick's death in 1786, with Brandenburg–Prussia in violet, shows that Prussia's territory has been greatly extended by his Silesian Wars, his inheritance of East Frisia and the First Partition of Poland. (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great doffing three-cornered hat, by Heinrich Franke (1764) (Source: Wikimedia)
1801 cartoon lauding alte Fritz ("Old Fritz") (Source: Wikimedia)
Nazi newspaper Wochenspruch der NSDAP 29 June 1941 quotes Frederick the Great: "It will be a difficult year, but one must stay alert, and each who honors and loves the fatherland must give his all." (Source: Wikimedia)
Commemorative 5-DM coin designed by Carl Vezerfi-Clemm and issued by the Federal Republic of Germany on the 200th anniversary of Frederick the Great's death (1986) (Source: Wikimedia)

Biographical information from the WeGA

König ab 1740





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