Frederick the Great

1712 - 1786

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Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia from 1740 until 1772, and King of Prussia from 1772 until his death in 1786. His most significant accomplishments include his military successes in the Silesian wars, his re-organisation of the Prussian Army, the First Partition of Poland, and his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment. Frederick was the last Hohenzollern monarch titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after annexing Polish Prussia from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick the Great has received more than 5,451,634 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Frederick the Great is the 73rd most popular politician (up from 200th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Germany (up from 59th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Politician.

Frederick the Great was a Prussian king who is most famous for his military and diplomatic achievements.

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Among politicians, Frederick the Great ranks 73 out of 15,577Before him are James K. Polk, Mary I of England, Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, and Ronald Reagan. After him are Darius the Great, Murad III, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, Napoleon III, and Rama.

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Among people born in 1712, Frederick the Great ranks 2Before him is Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After him are Count of St. Germain, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Francesco Guardi, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Sayat-Nova, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle, Francesco Algarotti, and Tokugawa Ieshige. Among people deceased in 1786, Frederick the Great ranks 1After him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Moses Mendelssohn, Maurice Benyovszky, Peter III of Portugal, Franz Benda, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, Antonio Sacchini, Eva Ekeblad, Tokugawa Ieharu, John Goodricke, and Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick the Great ranks 26 out of 6,142Before him are Angela Merkel (1954), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Anne Frank (1929), Henry Kissinger (1923), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), and Friedrich Engels (1820). After him are Johannes Brahms (1833), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Max Planck (1858), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Martin Heidegger (1889), and Hermann Hesse (1877).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick the Great ranks 5Before him are Charlemagne (748), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Angela Merkel (1954), and Henry Kissinger (1923). After him are Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).