Frederick The Great

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  • The King, Frederick William I of Prussia and Princess Sophia-Dorothea give birth to their son Frederick II in Berlin.
  • January, 24, 1712
  • Frederick´s mother introduces him to Enlightened ideas and French culture. Frederick turns out to love it including, music, philosophy and poetry.
  • Poetry and Philosophy
  • Frederick´s father dislikes his son´s interests and enrolls him into the military. Frederick tries to escape Prussia with a friend.
  • August, 1730
  • Hurry up, let´s escape!
  • Frederick and his friend get caught trying to escape so King Frederick makes his own son watch his friend die and then puts him in prison.
  • November, 6, 1730
  • King Frederick William I, obligates Frederick II marry Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern.
  • June, 12, 1733
  • Frederick William I, dies and his son Frederick II inherits the throne, he becomes the new King of Prussia.
  • May, 13, 1740
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