Definitions

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  • n. king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786)
  • n. the Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250)

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Examples

  • I often tell my introductory psychology students the story of Frederick II of Prussia.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • The lives of Frederick II and St. Francis of Assisi overlapped for some three decades in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, but the Holy Roman Emperor and the founder of the Franciscan Order never met.

    Parallel Lives

  • Frederick II was the last of a line, not just dynastically but in a broader and more important sense.

    Parallel Lives

  • Peter's loyalty to Frederick II of Prussia was significantly greater than his sense of responsibility for the vast country that he inherited from his aunt at the end of 1761.

    The Rise Of an Empress

  • Holy Roman Emperor King Frederick II wrote the first primer on falconry, with his 13th-century field guide, "The Art of Hunting with Birds."

    A Whole Other Ball Game

  • In a brilliant passage he compared the Brussels Eurocracy with the "enlightened despotisms" of the 18th century under Frederick II of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria, with their "ideal of efficient, universal administration, shorn of particularisms and driven by rational calculation and the rule of law".

    Tony Judt obituary

  • There was a young king on the Prussian throne, Frederick II, who was on his way to becoming Frederick the Great, and his capital was seething with new ideas.

    Emancipation

  • Maria Theresa, Frederick II, Louis XV and ? are the kings.

    SYW Association Convention - Part II

  • But after seven centuries, at least science is catching up with Frederick II. 91% of all parents say that they hug and cuddle their young child every day; 88% say that they play with their child every day.

    Giving Infants A Helping Hand

  • And passing them in review with a glance of a Frederick II. at a

    Les Miserables

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