Monday, February 25, 2013

Prussia 1713

On this date in 1713, three hundred years ago, the first King in Prussia, Friedrich I, who established the first German kingdom of modern times died and was succeeded by his son Friedrich Wilhelm I (pictured). Friedrich Wilhelm I, who married a daughter of George I of Great Britain, would go on to reign for twenty-seven prosperous and mostly peaceful years, proving to be a capable and benevolent ruler, unless you were his son (ask Friedrich II).

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