Federick Hohenzollern

Frederick Hohenzollern II; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was a King in Prussia (1740–1772) and a King of Prussia (1772–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known as a brilliant military campaigner and organizer of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz (“Old Fritz”). In his youth he was primarily interested in music and philosophy and not the arts of war. Upon ascending to the Prussian throne he plunged himself into a series of war that increased the size of his kingdom and established his reputation in military affairs. Near the end of his life, Frederick physically connected most of his realm by conquering Polish territories in the First Partition of Poland. His instructions to his generals is his only writings on military theory that has influenced military thinkers through the 19th century

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *