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Frederick William


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  • n. the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years' War (1620-1688)


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  • "Frederick William," he says, "cannot be placed in the same category with those few great men who have discovered new conditions for the development of the human race; but he may unhesitatingly be ranked with those famous princes who have saved their countries in the hour of danger, and have succeeded in re-establishing order, -- with an Alfred, a Charles VII., a Gustavus Vasa.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

  • Until now, Hughes' home has been a veritable museum, filled with oil portraits, photographs and busts of his ancestors, including one of his great-great-grandfather Schlaberg that hangs over a living room fireplace, and a large bust of German and Prussian Crown Prince Frederick William that he sent to Schlaberg in 1881.

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

  • She was to wed Frederick William of Prussia, who was due at Balmoral in a few weeks, and the Queen was full of it, Elspeth told me.


  • Monarchs have to stand up for one another against the mockery of poets and so Frederick William ordered all copies of the Yearbook seized.


  • They were received by Frederick William with due ceremony.


  • Thus Leopold, heartily supported by Frederick William, who was himself called the great drill-master of Europe, turned to good account the twenty years following the peace with Sweden.

    The Old Dessauer

  • This sensitive, intelligent and slightly built young man drew the scorn and anger of his father, Frederick William, according to Duffy, and subjected him to an endless stream of indignities and humiliations in public.

    The King's Birthday January 24, 1712

  • In 1710 he succeeded to the command of the whole Prussian contingent at the front, and in 1712, at the particular desire of the crown prince, Frederick William, who had served with him as a volunteer, he was made a general field marshal.

    The Old Dessauer

  • When Frederick William died in 1740, young Frederick's military training was complete.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • There is speculation that Frederick William had the same fate in mind for Frederick, but that he came to his senses and consigned his son to virtual house arrest at Custrin.

    Archive 2008-01-01


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