Frederick William I


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Frederick William I

1688-1740.
King of Prussia (1713-1740) who strengthened the army and diversified the economy of his dominion.

Frederick William I

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(Biography) 1688–1740, king of Prussia (1713–40); son of Frederick I: reformed the Prussian army
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Noun1.Frederick William I - son of Frederick I who became king of Prussia in 1713; reformed and strengthened the Prussian army (1688-1740)
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TRATTLES Frederick William I'll think about you always and I'll talk about you too.
The story offers plenty of dramatic meat: Frederick tried to escape his royal duties and his authoritarian father, Frederick William I, by fleeing to Britain with his friend and alleged lover Hans Hermann von Katte, a lieutenant of the Prussian army.
It was Frederick's son and successor, Frederick William I, one of history's sergeant-majors, who transformed his realm into the military autocracy that gave Prussia its lasting reputation.