Frederick the Great


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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great

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(Biography) official title Frederick II. 1712–86, king of Prussia (1740–86); son of Frederick William I. He gained Silesia during the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and his military genius during the Seven Years' War (1756–63) established Prussia as a European power. He was also a noted patron of the arts
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Noun1.Frederick the Great - king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786Frederick the Great - 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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Anna Pavlovna waited for him to go on, but as he seemed quite decided to say no more she began to tell of how at Potsdam the impious Bonaparte had stolen the sword of Frederick the Great.
Frederick the Great was accustomed to say: "The older one gets the more convinced one becomes that his Majesty King Chance does three-quarters of the business of this miserable universe.
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Of Carlyle's numerous later works the most important are 'Past and Present,' in which he contrasts the efficiency of certain strong men of medieval Europe with the restlessness and uncertainty of contemporary democracy and humanitarianism and attacks modern political economy; 'Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches,' which revolutionized the general opinion of Cromwell, revealing him as a true hero or strong man instead of a hypocritical fanatic; and 'The History of Frederick the Great,' an enormous work which occupied Carlyle for fourteen years and involved thorough personal examination of the scenes of Frederick's life and battles.
Top finds have included a rare Lowry painting, a 17th century Slipware cup bought at auction for PS500 and valued at PS50,000 and a meat dish brought along in a Tesco plastic bag which turned out to be part of a 100-piece service commissioned for Frederick the Great of Prussia and worth PS100,000.
A failed attempt to meet with Frederick the Great deprived us of a chance to examine the German intellectual scene.
The eagle may represent Jupiter and the Prince's anticipated role as monarch, yet also symbolise Frederick's political associations with Prussia; he came to London in 1728, soon fell out with his parents George II and Queen Caroline, yet maintained contact with his cousin Frederick the Great, whose portrait he acquired in 1736.
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Summary: Prussian King Frederick the Great offered this rebuke to those who refused to allow any concessions: "If you try to hold everything, you hold nothing.
The Change of Command Ceremony is rooted in military history dating back to the 18th Century during the reign of Frederick the Great of Prussia.
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Of which country did Frederick the Great become king in 1740?