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Frederick the Great
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(Jan 24, 1712, Berlin – Aug 17, 1786, Sanssouci near Potsdam), king in (from 1772: of) Prussia. Following a strict religious upbringing, the son of Frederick William I soon turned to a religion of reason, which led to clashes with his father in 1726. The conflict escalated when the crown prince tried to escape in 1730, whereupon he was held under arrest in Küstrin. The price of the reconciliation with his father was Frederick's marriage to Elisabeth Christine v. Braunschweig-Bever…

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Klueting, Harm, “Frederick the Great”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07961>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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