Frederick William

Frederick William

noun
1.
("the Great Elector") 1620–88, elector of Brandenburg who increased the power and importance of Prussia.
2.
1882–1951, German general: crown prince of Germany 1888–1918 (son of William II of Germany).
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Frederick William I

noun
1688–1740, king of Prussia 1713–40.

Frederick William II

noun
1744–97, king of Prussia 1786–97.

Frederick William III

noun
1770–1840, king of Prussia 1797–1840.

Frederick William IV

noun
1795–1861, king of Prussia 1840–61 (brother of William I of Prussia).
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Frederick William
 
n
called the Great Elector. 1620--88, elector of Brandenburg (1640--88)

Frederick William I
 
n
1688--1740, king of Prussia (1713--40); son of Frederick I: reformed the Prussian army

Frederick William II
 
n
1744--97, king of Prussia (1786--97)

Frederick William III
 
n
1770--1840, king of Prussia (1797--1840)

Frederick William IV
 
n
1795--1861, king of Prussia (1840--61). He submitted to the 1848 Revolution but refused the imperial crown offered by the Frankfurt Parliament (1849). In 1857 he became insane and his brother, William I, became regent (1858--61)

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