Friedrich II., König von Preußen


Basic data

  1. Volkna, Johann; Mortier, Pierre; Dom Calmet Pen Names
  2. Friedrich der Große; Alte Fritz Alternative Names
  3. January 24, 1712 in Berlin
  4. August 17, 1786 in Potsdam
  5. König von Preußen, Komponist, Schriftsteller
  6. Berlin


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24-year-old Frederick, Crown Prince of Prussia, painting by Antoine Pesne, 1736 (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick's marriage to Elisabeth Christine on 12 June 1733 at Schloss Salzdahlum (Source: Wikimedia)
Rheinsberg Palace, Frederick's residence from 1736 to 1740 (Source: Wikimedia)
Europe at the time when Frederick came to the throne in 1740, with Brandenburg–Prussia in violet (Source: Wikimedia)
Europe at the time of Frederick's death in 1786, with Brandenburg–Prussia in violet, shows that Prussia's territory has been greatly extended by his Silesian Wars, his inheritance of East Frisia and the First Partition of Poland. (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Frederick the Great during his early reign, by Antoine Pesne, 18th century (Source: Wikimedia)
Battle of Hohenfriedberg, Attack of the Prussian Infantry, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
Battle of Rossbach, a tactical victory for Frederick (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick leading his troops at the Battle of Zorndorf, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick and his soldiers after the Battle of Hochkirch in 1758, by Carl Röchling (Source: Wikimedia)
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth after the First Partition (1772) (Source: Wikimedia)
King Frederick II, by Anna Dorothea Therbusch, 1772 (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great by Anton Graff, 1781. One of many idealized portraits of Frederick. (Source: Wikimedia)
St. Hedwig's Cathedral, the first Roman Catholic church built in Berlin since the Reformation, was erected by the sanction of Frederick, who also sketched its design.[201] (Source: Wikimedia)
1886 painting, reimagining Frederick the Great inspecting a potato harvest outside Neustettin (now Szczecinek, Poland), Eastern Pomerania (Source: Wikimedia)
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel, 1852, depicts Frederick playing the flute in his music room at Sanssouci as C. P. E. Bach accompanies him on a fortepiano by Gottfried Silbermann. (Source: Wikimedia)
South, or garden façade and corps de logis of Sanssouci (Source: Wikimedia)
The Round Table of King Frederick II in Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel with Voltaire, Algarotti, La Mettrie, the Keith brothers[e] and Marquis d'Argens. Frederick is seated at the center, facing Voltaire (in the purple coat, leaning forward). (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great and his staff at the Battle of Leuthen, by Hugo Ungewitter (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick in a Waffenrock, 1871 (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick before the Battle of Torgau, 1760 (Source: Wikimedia)
Grave of Frederick at Sanssouci with potatoes, where he was buried only after the German reunification. (He wished to rest next to his dogs, but this was originally ignored.) (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick quoted by the Nazi propaganda poster Wochenspruch der NSDAP on 24 August 1941. Translation: "Now we have to think of leading the war in a way that we spoil the desire of the enemies to break the peace once again." (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Frederick the Great by Wilhelm Camphausen, 1870 (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Fridericus II., König in Preußen, Christian Halbauer - 1745/1774 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Friderich, Kronprinz von Preußen, 1740/1760 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Friderich, Kronprinz von Preußen, Busch, Georg Paul - 1745/1756 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Friderich, Kronprinz von Preußen, Busch, Georg Paul - 1751/1800 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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König ab 1740





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