Frederick William I of Prussia
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Frederick William I of Prussia

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Born Aug 14, 1688
Hometown Berlin
Died May 31, 1740
Death Place Berlin

Frederick William I was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg (as Frederick William II) from 1713 until his death. He was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuch%C3%A2tel. The King acquired a reputation for his fondness for military display, leading to his special efforts to hire the tallest men he could find in all of Europe for a special regiment nicknamed the Potsdam Giants. He was known as the Soldier-king (Soldatenk%C3%B6nig).… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1688 Birth Born on August 14, 1688.

TEENAGE

1706 17 Years Old Frederick William married his first cousin Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, George II's younger sister (daughter of his uncle, King George I of Great Britain and Sophia Dorothea of Celle) on 28 November 1706. … Read More

TWENTIES

1712 23 Years Old His eldest surviving son was Frederick II (Fritz), born in 1712. … Read More

FIFTIES

1740 52 Years Old Frederick William died in 1740 at age 51 and was interred at the Garrison Church in Potsdam. … Read More
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