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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Hofmann did a generation earlier, Richard Gawthorp argues that Halle's Pietism became the basis for the state "ideology" of the Prussian king, Frederick William I, and a source for his revolution from above in founding the modern bureaucratic state in Prussia.
It was Frederick William I who opposed the influence of the orthodox establishment by appointing Pietist army chaplains and village clergy.
Frederick was succeeded by his son Frederick William I (1688-1740), who became king of Prussia in 1713 and militarized it, with disastrous consequences for Europe two centuries later.