Great Elector

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Noun1.Great Elector - the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years' War (1620-1688)Great Elector - the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years' War (1620-1688)
Hohenzollern - a German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia
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Thus, while Napoleon is often credited with creating this style of warfare, for the great Prussian theorist Carl von Clausewitz, Napoleon was merely the continuator of a process really begun by Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg.
In 1657 Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, gained full sovereignty over the duchy.

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