Frederick II, King of Prussia

Standard Name: Frederick II,, King of Prussia
Used Form: Frederick the Great


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach
Christian Frederick Charles Alexander, margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth , sprang from a petty ruling family in Germany. He was a nephew both of Frederick the Great of Prussia and of Queen Caroline , wife of George...
Literary Setting Georgina Munro
A debauched earl is the narrator of this novel, which, typically for the genre, is peopled by characters from the gentry and the upper classes.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
744 (1842):110
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
The story is set during the reign of...
Literary Setting George Sand
This takes place partly in Berlin at the Court of Frederick the Great . Consuelo, now a countess, supposes for some time that her husband is dead. She learns that he was an initiate and...
Textual Production Anne Francis
While she was still very young the future AF chose ambitious topics for her poetry. She wrote, for instance, a piece about Frederick the Great which she abandoned at her father's death.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Francis, Anne. Miscellaneous Poems. T. Becket and R. Baldwin, 1790.
Textual Production Nancy Mitford
NM 's last biography, Frederick the Great, was published.
Hastings, Selina. Nancy Mitford: A Biography. Hamish Hamilton, 1985.
Mitford, Nancy. “Critical Materials”. Love from Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford, edited by Charlotte Mosley, Hodder and Stoughton, 1993, p. various pages.
Textual Production Nancy Mitford
Madame de Pompadour was first published with a jacket by Cecil Beaton . Her biographies (the study of Madame de Pompadour being followed by Voltaire, 1957, Louis XIV , 1966, and Frederick the Great ...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Charlotte Forman
The essays in general are highly knowledgeable, often taking the form of dispatches from abroad and including translated material from foreign sources. They discuss trade and commerce, international politics, the Seven Years' War, and Britain's...


9 October 1740
It was this day in England when the Emperor of Austria, Charles VI , died and was succeeded by his daughter, Maria Theresa .
14 January 1741
Frederick II of Prussia declared that Silesia, which he planned to take from Maria Theresa of Austria, was as good as conquered.
Browning, Reed. The War of the Austrian Succession. St Martin’s Press, 1993.
January 1756
Britain broke with the Old System by allying itself with Frederick II 's Prussia instead of Maria Theresa 's Austria (which it had supported in the War of the Austrian Succession). The stage was now...
August 1756
Frederick II of Prussia invaded neutral Saxony, finally precipitating the Seven Years' War.
6 April 1757
The Battle of Prague was fought; it featured in European minds for a generation as the bloodiest conflict imaginable.
June 1757
Britain's ally Frederick II of Prussia lost half his army (30,000 of his best troops), at Kolin in Bohemia.
5 November 1757
Britain's ally Frederick II had the first of two unexpected victories, at Rossbach near Halle in Germany.
August 1759
Russia's victory over Frederick the Great at Kunersdorff gave it a new status in European politics.