Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Frederick the Great

Learn more about Frederick the Great at Wikipedia.

Frederick II (German: Friedrich; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern King.[1] His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the Arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years’ War. Frederick was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was affectionately nicknamed Der Alte Fritz (“Old Fritz”) by the Prussian people.

2 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One by Frederick the Great

  1. Hitler admired Frederick The Great. Yet Hitler tried to hold everything, and ended up holding nothing. Hitler threw away the Prussia that Frederick built up and most of it is now part of Poland. Prussian people, destroyed for ever, by Hitler.

    • I’m not as quick to blame Hitler as you are, although it’s not worth disagreeing about. After the war, Germany was treated badly in many ways until the Jew figured out they needed Germany to play the cold war game that lined the Jew’s pockets.

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