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Frederick II 1

Holy Roman emperor (1212-1250) and king of Sicily (1198-1250) as Frederick I. He led the Sixth Crusade (1228-1229), capturing Jerusalem, and was a patron of science and the arts.

Frederick II 2

Known as Frederick the Great. 1712-1786.
King of Prussia (1740-1786). Successful in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), he brought Prussia great military prestige in Europe.
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Frederick II

1. (Biography) 1194–1250, Holy Roman Emperor (1220–50), king of Germany (1212–50), and king of Sicily (1198–1250)
2. (Biography) See Frederick the Great
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Noun1.Frederick II - king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786Frederick II - king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786)
2.Frederick II - the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250)
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Once they arrived to Hesse, local Hessians and the court of Friedrich II reconfigured these men and women to conform to social norms that emphasized class status over nascent race theories.
We see Friedrich II "the Great" as one personally engaged in the artistic direction of his court, exerting control over everything from personnel decisions to rehearsal minutiae.
On the one hand, he became wildly famous, and indeed, members of the Prussian Royal Academy of the Sciences elected him to become a member, although the King, Friedrich II, refused to grant approval to this appointment, ostensibly because Mendelssohn was a Jew.
Volume 19 of Thomas Carlyle's History of Friedrich II of Prussia, published in 1865, uses an unexpected plural form: 'This Siege of Dresden is the alpha to whatever omegas there may be.'
When, in 1782, Joseph II of Austria decided its dissolution, the people's ire resulted in the commissioning of a series of targets, which either shot the monarch down in flames, or more cynically hailed Friedrich II of Prussia, his archenemy.
Brahe served as the personal astrologer of King Friedrich II of Denmark, wielding such influence that more than 5% of Denmark's gross national product went into one observatory alone.
This led to the imposition of a doctrinal statement by the ruler, Elector Johann Friedrich II. Strigel refused to sign and was briefly imprisoned or placed under house arrest for several months.
Friedrich II (the "Great," 1712-1786) casts a shadow over all of subsequent Prussian and German history.
Poniatowski holds on to his slipping crown, which he had received when Catherine forced him on the Poles as their king; on the right side, Friedrich II and Joseph II converse together, Friedrich with his phallic sword drawn.