Frederick the Great love

Frederick the Great

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  • 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)

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  • 76 To the crypt: Thomas Carlyle, History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great, 10 vols.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Among the van's contents will be some 350 letters from Hohenzollern family to Hughes, including several from the former Kaiser himself, along with hundreds of commemorative coins; dozens of oil portraits and photographs, busts and vases; and even ivory tobacco boxes that Frederick the Great gave his generals during his 18th century wars.

    Al Eisele: An American's Unique Link to German History

  • One of his most forceful chapters contrasts the rise of the enlightened Frederick the Great, who turned the sandbox of Brandenburg into a major power, with the simultaneous decline of the Ottomans under Osman III.

    The Birth of the Modern World

  • There was a young king on the Prussian throne, Frederick II, who was on his way to becoming Frederick the Great, and his capital was seething with new ideas.

    Emancipation

  • Prince Louis Ferdinand, nephew of Frederick the Great, attended, as did Prince Radziwill, scion of the greatest land-owning family of Eastern Europe.

    Emancipation

  • The text gives some interesting descriptions, which included the sword of Frederick the Great, an enbalmed head of a cannibal from New Zealand, and the journal of a famous sex offender.

    Mysterious Panoptikon Document

  • Commissions in the line army went, with rare exceptions, to Junkers; and in therecruitment of its officer corps Prussia continued to be guided by the maxim laid down, in the eighteenth century, by Frederick the Great, who said that the “promotion of a burgher to the statusof an army officer is the first step in the decline of a state.”

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Gentlemen, I give you Leuthen and a toast to the memory of Frederick the Great and his victory on this day 250 years ago.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • He dedicated the Universal Natural History to Frederick the Great and published it in spring 1755.

    Kant's Philosophical Development

  • “This delightful chronicle offers a rich and surprising cavalcade of canines who touched the lives of such famous people as Richard Wagner, Alexander Pope, Alexander Graham Bell, Frederick the Great, and Sigmund Freud.”

    The Pawprints of History

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