Profession: King of Prussia
Why Famous: Known for his military victories and final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War.
- 1733-06-12 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany
- 1741-06-19 Russian mathematician Leonhard Euler leaves St. Petersburg for a position at the Berlin Academy, offered to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia
- 1742-05-17 Battle of Chotusitz: Prussia led by Frederick the Great defeats Austria
- 1745-06-04 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons