Frederick I


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Fred·er·ick I

 (frĕd′rĭk, -ər-ĭk) Known as Frederick Bar·ba·ros·sa (bär′bə-rŏs′ə, -rôs′ə) 1123?-1190.
Holy Roman emperor (1152-1190). After quelling the rebellious German nobility, he attempted to establish his authority in Italy but was forced to concede the sovereignty of the Papal States (1177). He drowned while leading the Third Crusade.

Frederick I

(ˈfrɛdrɪk)
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1. (Biography) See Frederick Barbarossa
2. (Biography) 1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13); son of Frederick William
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Noun1.Frederick I - son of Frederick William who in 1701 became the first king of Prussia (1657-1713)Frederick I - son of Frederick William who in 1701 became the first king of Prussia (1657-1713)
Hohenzollern - a German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia
2.Frederick I - Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190Frederick I - Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190; conceded supremacy to the pope; drowned leading the Third Crusade (1123-1190)
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Frederick I, who was elected king of Germany in 1153 and crowned emperor in 1155, was the leading political figure in Europe during the second half of the twelfth century until his death on the Third Crusade in 1190.
James Van Horn Melton shows how Pietism supported Frederick I's enlightened despotism in Prussia.
All that happened in 1701 was that Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg, husband of Sophie Charlotte, had himself crowned Frederick I, King in Prussia, in far-off Konigsberg (today's Kaliningrad, now a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania, but then an important city and in 1525-1618 the capital of ducal Prussia).