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Frederick ii german friedrich ii 24 january 1712 17 august 1786 ruled the kingdom of prussia from 1740 until 1786 the longest reign of any hohenzollern king at 46 years his most significant accomplishments during his reign included his reorganization of prussian armies his military victories his success in the seven years war and his patronage of the arts and the enlightenment. Born in 1712 frederick william ii known as frederick the great was the third hohenzollern king of prussia although prussia had been an influential and important part of the holy roman empire for centuries under fredericks rule the small kingdom rose to the status of a great european power and had a lasting effect on european politics in general and germany specifically. Frederick i german friedrich i 11 july 1657 25 february 1713 of the hohenzollern dynasty was as frederick iii elector of brandenburg 1688 1713 and duke of prussia in personal union brandenburg prussiathe latter function he upgraded to royalty becoming the first king in prussia 1701 1713 from 1707 he was in personal union the sovereign prince of the principality of . Frederick the great king of prussia david fraser a lane 2000 prussia germany 703 pages 4 reviews david fraser places fredericks life as a solider at the center of this researched book allowing us to understand fredericks strengths and weaknesses in the field. Frederick the great king of prussia tim blanning 43 out of 5 stars 154 hardcover 3176 war of the austriansuccession reed s browning 46 out of 5 stars 27 paperback 2216 usually ships within 3 to 5 days frederick the great a military history dennis showalter