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Friedrich II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786



  • Existence: 1712 - 1786

Frederick II ruled the Kingdom of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War.

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Friedrich II, King of Prussia letter

Mss 742471
Identifier: Mss 742471
Scope and Contents Letter from Friedrich II, known as der Grosse [the great], King of Prussia in Potsdam to Francesco Algarotti in Berlin. He tries to persuade Algarotti to return and speaks with contempt of Germany. Includes brief note in English concerning source and contents of letter.