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Frederick William Line breaks: Fred|erick Wil|liam

Definition of Frederick William in English:

( 1620–88), Elector of Brandenburg 1640–88; known as the Great Elector. His programme of reconstruction and reorganization following the Thirty Years War brought stability to his country and laid the basis for the expansion of Prussian power in the 18th century.

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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