Definition of Frederick ii
1. Noun. King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786).
2. Noun. The Holy Roman Emperor who led the Sixth Crusade and crowned himself king of Jerusalem (1194-1250).
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At the coronation of Frederick II in Rome, 22 November, 1220, the emperor took the cross from Ugolino and made the vow to embark for the Holy Land in August ..."
2. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1914)
"On September 13 Frederick II replied to this offer, "Your fate must be made ... The control of the Saxon army was not, however, so easy as Frederick II had ..."
3. Germany in the Later Middle Ages, 1200-1500 by William Stubbs (1908)
"CHAPTER II Frederick II.—His supremacy in Italy—Its fatal effects—The nine ... The Reign of Frederick II.—It may be regarded as one of the commonplaces of ..."
4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1908)
"While his eldest son (John "the Alchemist") succeeded in Baireuth, it was to the second, Frederick II, that he left the inheritance of Brandenburg. ..."
5. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn (1889)
"Frederick II.. surnamed Ironside. 1470. Albert III. surnamed the German ... Frederick II. (or Frederick III. ; styled tLr Grr-v son ; made Prussia a ..."
6. The Development of Modern Europe: An Introduction to the Study of Current by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1907)
"... Frederick II of Prussia, Catharine the Great of Russia, Emperor Joseph II and his brother Leopold (grand duke of Tuscany), and Charles III of Spain. ..."