Frederick William III


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Frederick William III

1770-1840.
King of Prussia (1797-1840) whose long turbulent reign included participation in the Napoleonic Wars and the suppression of democratic movements.
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Frederick William III

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(Biography) 1770–1840, king of Prussia (1797–1840)
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Prussian King Frederick William III had had great reservations about putting a non-royal up on a public pedestal, but his successor, Frederick William IV, probably figured it would be a better idea politically to go with the flow.
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Diamond encrusted bloodstone box inherited by Frederick William III of Prussia and bought by Queen Mary in 1932 (R) and Cullinan Imperial State Crown (Photo: The Royal Collection)