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  1. Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William was Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until his death in 1688. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he is popularly known as "the Great Elector" because of his military and political achievements. Frederick William was a staunch pillar of the Calvinist faith, associated with the rising commercial class. He saw the importance of trade and promoted it vigorously. His shrewd domestic reforms gave Prussia a strong position in

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      Elector Frederick William was born in Berlin to George...

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      Following the Thirty Years' War that devastated much of the...

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      Frederick William raised an army of 45,000 soldiers by 1678,...

  2. Frederick William I of Prussia - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" (German: Soldatenkönig), was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. He was succeeded by his son, Frederick the Great

  3. Frederick William II of Prussia - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William II (German : Friedrich Wilhelm II. ; 25 September 1744 – 16 November 1797) was King of Prussia from 1786 until his death. He was in personal union the Prince-elector of Brandenburg and (via the Orange-Nassau inheritance of his grandfather) sovereign prince of the Canton of Neuchâtel.

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    Elector Frederick William was born in Berlin to George William, Elector of Brandenburg, and Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate. His inheritance consisted of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, the Duchy of Cleves, the County of Mark, and the Duchy of Prussia.

    During the Thirty Years' War, George William strove to maintain, with a minimal army, a delicate balance between the Protestant and Catholic forces fighting throughout the Holy Roman Empire. Out of these unpromising beginnings Frederick William managed to rebuild his war-ravaged territories. In contrast to the religious disputes that distrupted the internal affairs of other European states, Brandenburg-Prussia benefited from the policy of religious tolerance adopted by Frederick William. With...

    Frederick William was a military commander of wide renown, and his standing army would later become the model for the Prussian Army. He is notable for his joint victory with Swedish forces at the Battle of Warsaw (1656), which, according to Hajo Holborn, marked \\"the beginning of Prussian military history\\", but the Swedes turned on him at the behest of King Louis XIV of France and invaded Brandenburg. After marching 250 kilometres in 15 days back to Brandenburg, he caught the Swedes by surpris...

    Frederick William is notable for raising an army of 40,000 soldiers by 1678, through the General War Commissariat presided over by Joachim Friedrich von Blumenthal. He was an advocate of mercantilism, monopolies, subsidies, tariffs, and internal improvements. Following Louis XIV's revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Frederick William encouraged skilled French and Walloon Huguenots to emigrate to Brandenburg-Prussia with the Edict of Potsdam, bolstering the country's technical and industrial ba...

    On 7 December 1646 in The Hague, Frederick William entered into a marriage, proposed by Blumenthal as a partial solution to the Jülich-Berg question, with Luise Henriette of Nassau (1627–1667), daughter of Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels and his 1st cousin once removed through William the Silent. Their children were as follows: 1. William Henry, Electoral Prince of Brandenburg (1648–1649), 2. Charles, Electoral Prince of Brandenburg (1655–1674), 3. Frederick I o...

  5. Frederick William, Elector o Brandenburg - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William, Elector o Brandenburg Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm) (16 Februar 1620 – 29 Aprile 1688) wis Elector o Brandenburg an Duke o Proushie – an thus ruler o Brandenburg-Proushie – frae 1640 till his daith.

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    Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm; 16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until his death in 1688. A member of the House of Hohenzollern , he is popularly known as " the Great Elector " [1] ( der Große Kurfürst ) because of his military and ...

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    Frederick William was entitled to inherit the grand duchy, due to his direct line to the Jagiellon dynasty. In 1655 the Lithuanians recognized Frederick William as their sovereign. Poland asked for a union with the grand duchy and offered this to Frederick William, if he converted his religion to Roman Catholicism, which he declined.

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    Frederick William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I) (14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" (German: Soldatenkönig), was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740 as well as the father of Frederick the Great.

  9. Frederick William, Elector of Hesse - Wikipedia

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    Frederick William I was, between 1847 and 1866, the last Prince-elector of Hesse-Kassel. Frederick William Elector of Hesse Reign1847–1866 PredecessorWilliam II SuccessorElectorate abolished Born20 August 1802 Hanau, Holy Roman Empire Died6 January 1875 Prague, Austria-Hungary SpouseGertrude Falkenstein, Princess of Hanau HouseHouse of Hesse FatherWilliam II MotherPrincess Augusta of Prussia