- n. 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)
- n. the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250)
“After Frederick II died who was Emperor," writes Fra Salimbene of Parma, "and the year 1260 passed, I entirely laid aside this doctrine, and I am disposed henceforth to believe nothing save what I see.”
“In his decree of 1232 Frederick II calls them inquisitores ab apostolica sede datos.”
“Frederick II of Sicily, at the Diet of Nuremberg in September, 1211.”
“Frederick II the Stein-Hardenberg policy continued to gain ground, especially after 1815.”
“The East Friesland Estates furnished him with funds for the publication of this work, but, on the appearance of the third volume, they could not refrain from calling attention to the fact that it showed a hostile attitude towards King Frederick II of Prussia.”
“Frederick II was of the same opinion; in his Constitution of 1224 he says that heretics convicted by an ecclesiastical court shall, on imperial authority, suffer death by fire (auctoritate nostra ignis iudicio concremandos), and similarly in 1233 "praesentis nostrae legis edicto damnatos mortem pati decernimus.”
“Three houses away from his stood the dwelling of the ambassador representing Frederick II of Denmark.”
“His brother Frederick II (1544-46), who for a time belonged to the Smalkaldic League, was more ready to give ear to innovations, but in many respects still wavered.”
“After the death of Isabella, by whom he had a son Conrad, Frederick II attempted to take possession of his kingdom and to fulfill his crusader's vow, the execution of which he had so long deferred, and landed at Saint-Jean d'Acre (September, 1228), excommunicated by the pope and in disfavour with his new subjects.”
“Emperor Frederick II (1212-5O) came on his (the Fifth) Crusade.”
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