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Son of an abusive father, Frederick II blossomed when he took the throne. He attracted the great thinkers of Europe to his court while establishing Prussia as a dominant military power.

Son of an abusive father, Frederick II blossomed when he took the throne. He attracted the great thinkers of Europe to his court while establishing Prussia as a dominant military power.

Carlo Francesco Rusca, Group Portrait of the sons of Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia, 1737

Frederick William married his first cousin Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, George II's younger sister (daughter of his uncle, King George I of Great Britain and Sophia Dorothea of Celle) on 28 November They had fourteen children, including:these sons 1737

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King Frederick II of Prussia addresses his generals before the Battle of Leuthen 5th December 1757

King Frederick II of Prussia addresses his generals before the Battle of Leuthen December 1757

War of the Austrian Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

War of the Austrian Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Circle of Antoine Pesne (1683-1757): Portrait of King Frederick II of Prussia in military uniform. 18th century.

Circle of Antoine Pesne Portrait of King Frederick II of Prussia in military uniform.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great ruled Prussia during the mid century. He triumphed in the 7 Years War and consolidated much of Eastern Europe.

Frederick II was King in Prussia of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz. Wikipedia

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Der mildthätige kleine Prinz kauft auf der Durchreise in Tangermünde für sein ganzes Taschengeld Bretzeln und Brot und verteilt alles unter die Armen

Der mildthätige kleine Prinz kauft auf der Durchreise in Tangermünde für sein ganzes Taschengeld Bretzeln und Brot und verteilt alles unter die Armen

Пэн, Антуан (1683-1757) - Фридрих Великий в бытность крон-принцем. Часть 1

Antoine Pesne, Portrait of Frederick II as Crown Prince of Prussia, 1739

Frederick II of Prussia

From War History Online : This was the army of the Kingdom of Prussia under the direct command of her king, Frederick II, called Freder.

Friedrich der Grosse, König von Preussen. Ganzfigur auf prächtigem Schimmel im Park von Sanssouci,

Friedrich der Grosse, König von Preussen. Ganzfigur auf prächtigem Schimmel im Park von Sanssouci,

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der Große von PreußenKing Frederick II the Great of PrussiaRoi Frédéric II le Grand de PrusseWilhelm Camphausen

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