1712-86; king of Prussia (1740-86): son of Frederick William I.
Frederick-the-great Sentence Examples
The Berlin of the day - the day of Frederick the Great - was in a moral and intellectual ferment.
The offer of Frederick the Great has already been mentioned.
The fullest revelation of his religious convictions is given in his correspondence with Voltaire, which was published along with that with Frederick the Great in Bossange's edition of his works.
After his grandfather, George I., became king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1714, Frederick was known as duke of Gloucester and made a knight of the Garter, having previously been betrothed to Wilhelmina Sophia Dorothea (1709-1758), daughter of Frederick William I., king of Prussia, and sister of Frederick the Great.