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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While Citino began his work with Frederick, the Great Elector of the seventeenth century, Gross begins his book with Helmuth von Moltke, Moltke the Elder, and thus wades into a controversy that still resonates today, especially in the American military.
Schluter had initially earned Frederick's respect by delivering a monumental bronze statue of the king's father, the Great Elector, mounted on a charger and cast as one piece--an incredible technical achievement.
The biography covers the beginnings of an ecclesiastical career, in the service of the prince, years of turmoil, the court councilor of the Great Elector, the bureaucrat and the intellectual, and Harsanyi's changing image of the Turks.
Citino analyzes in chronological order the wars of the Great Elector and Frederick II, the Napoleonic wars, the Franco-Prussian War, and both world wars.
We meet it for the first time in the writings of Frederick the Great's great-grandfather, Frederick Wilhelm, known as the Great Elector, whom Frederick the Great credited with having laid "the solid foundations" for Prussia, and who is the first of what Clark describes as a freakish run of gifted Hohenzollerns.
He begins with a paean to the Great Elector, praising him for the Edict of Potsdam and other progressive acts, and especially for the son who would crown himself king in 1701, from whom Rusch traces his own lineage.

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