Frederick the Great

King of Prussia Frederick the Great

Profession: King of Prussia

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Known for his military victories and final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War.

Born: January 24, 1712
Birthplace: Berlin, Prussia
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 17, 1786 (aged 74)

Married Life

  • 1733-06-12 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany

Events in the Life of Frederick the Great

  • 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

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