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Frederick II

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛdrɪk
 
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Definition of Frederick II in English:

( 1712–86), king of Prussia 1740–86; known as Frederick the Great. His campaigns in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8) and the Seven Years War (1756–63) succeeded in considerably strengthening Prussia’s position; by the end of his reign he had doubled the area of his country.

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