Frederick the Great (Hohenzollern) von Preußen
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Friedrich (Hohenzollern) von Preußen (1712 - 1786)

Friedrich (Frederick the Great) "der Große, der Alte Fritz, Kurfürst von Brandenburg, König von Preußen" von Preußen formerly Hohenzollern
Born in Berlin, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1733 [location unknown]
Died in Sans Souci, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germanymap
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Frederick the Great (Hohenzollern) von Preußen is a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
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Preceded by
Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preußen
Elector of Brandenburg
1740 - 1786
Succeeded by
Friedrich Wilhelm II. von Preußen
Preceded by
Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preußen
King in Prussia
1701 - 1772
Succeeded by
King OF Prussia (see below)
Preceded by
King IN Prussia (see above)
King of Prussia
1772 - 1786
Succeeded by
Friedrich Wilhelm II. von Preußen


Friedrich II. the Great, Elector of Brandenburg, King in Prussia and since 1772 King of Prussia, known as the Old Fritz, was born on January 24, 1712. He was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preußen and Sophie Dorothea von Braunschweig-Lüneburg. He died on August 17, 1786 in Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany.

On June 12, 1733 Friedrich married Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, daughter of Duke Ferdinand Albrecht II. von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern and Antoinette Amalie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. They had no children.

See wikipedia for further information.


  • Leopold von Ranke: Friedrich II., König von Preußen. In: Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Hrsg.): Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Band 7 (1878), S. 656–685.
  • This WikiTree profile is referenced from WikiData: Q33550 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)
  • Frederick the Great on Find A Grave: Memorial #2986 Retrieved Sälgö-1 19:44, 7 October 2016 (EDT).

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Prussia-13 and Hohenzollern-7 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person - Hohenzollern is probably the better Last Name at Birth rather than Prussia, but otherwise most of the other details from Prussia-13 should be retained.
posted by John Atkinson

Frederick the Great is 20 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 8 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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