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- n. son of Frederick I who became king of Prussia in 1713; reformed and strengthened the Prussian army (1688-1740)
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Brandenburg-Prussia to its leading position; Frederick William I increased the standing army to 83,000 men.
Frederick William I also was alive to his country's glory, but was more inclined to prepare for war than to carry it on; in many respects his character recalls that of the later William I.
In Hanover the nobles gradually recovered control of the government; in Austria a perilous state of political inertia set in under Charles I. Frederick William I of Prussia