King Frederick II, "The Great" of Prussia, son of Frederick William I

  Last Update: 6 March 2003

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King Frederick II "The Great" of Prussia

Fred. Great


Brief History:

Frederick II "The Great" built his famous palace Sans Souci in 1745-1747  in Postdam which is outside of Berlin near the earlier Hohenzollern residence "Stadtschloss".  Some called it "the Prussian Versailles".  

San Souci

San Souci

Potsdam / Berlin, Germany 1994

San Souci remains but the "Stadtschloss" turn into rumble in WW II bombings.

The other old Hohenzollern palace  which did not survive was the royal residence at Under den Linden which the communist tore down and built a government building, the Palace of the Republic in 1950.

The great French writer Voltaire left us written impression of Frederick II "The Great", his family, and others.


The ancestor of Judy A. Remmick-Hubert, Count [Baron]  Frederick von der Trenck left us his own impression Frederick II "The Great" and others  in his autobiography, which was quite popular and translated into seven languages, including English. See  Trenck's Tale