Frederick-William I. (16881740)

Frederick-William I., king of Prussia, born at Berlin, ascended the throne in 1713; in 1720, at the peace of Stockholm, he received part of Pomerania with Stettin for espousing the cause of Denmark in her war with Russia and Poland against Sweden; the rest of his reign was passed in improving the internal conditions of his country and her military resources; in praise of him as a sternly genuine man and king, Carlyle has much to say in the early volumes of his “Frederick”; “No Baresark of them” (“the primeval sons of Thor”), among whom he ranks him, “no Baresark of them, not Odin's self, I think, was a bit of truer human stuff; his value to me in these times, rare and great” (16881740).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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