Friedrich II., König von Preußen

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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

Iconography

(Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of 24-year-old Frederick as the crown prince of Prussia by Antoine Pesne (1736, Huis Doorn, Netherlands) (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick's marriage to Elisabeth Christine at Schloss Salzdahlum by J. G. Schmidt [de] (1733) (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. 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 during his early reign by Antoine Pesne (c. 1740, Gripsholm Castle, Sweden) (Source: Wikimedia)
Attack of Prussian Infantry, Hohenfriedberg by Carl Röchling (1913) (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great at the Battle of Zorndorf by Carl Röchling (1904) (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great after the defeat at the Battle of Hochkirch by Carl Röchling (c. 1900) (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Frederick by Wilhelm Camphausen (1870). One of many idealized portraits of Frederick. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth after the First Partition in 1772 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Frederick by Anna Dorothea Therbusch (1772, Palace of Versailles, France) (Source: Wikimedia)
Colorized engraving of Frederick in a Waffenrock (1873) (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Frederick by Anton Graff (1781, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin). (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.[202] (Source: Wikimedia)
The King Everywhere by Robert Warthmüller [de] (1886, German Historical Museum, Berlin). Frederick is depicted inspecting a potato harvest. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Flute Concert of Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel (1852, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin). Frederick is depicted 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 (1849,Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin). Frederick is seated at the center with Voltaire (leaning forward in a purple coat), Marquis d'Argens, George Keith,[e] Algarotti, La Mettrie, and Marquis d'Argens.[278] (Source: Wikimedia)
Frederick the Great Surveying the Field of Battle by Hugo Ungewitter [de] (1906) (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.[g] (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)
Bildnis des Fridericus II., König in Preußen, Busch, Georg Paul - 1740/1756 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Friderich, König in Preußen, 1751/1800 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Fridricus II., Sysang, Johann Christoph - 1745/1757 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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