(Germany). He was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
|Frederick the great - own picture of a portrait - taken in 2013|
His parents were Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophie Dorothea of Hanover.
On June 12th. 1733 he married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-
Bevern. They had not much in common.
From 1740, Elisabeth lived separated from Frederick the Great.
Frederick the Great is well known for his passion for castles.
He gave the order to rebuild Charlottenburg Castle in Berlin.
|Charlottenburg Castle - Berlin - own picture taken in 2013|
He also gave the order to build a lot of castles in Potsdam, inter alia Sanssouci.
|Sanssouci Castle Potsdam - own picture taken in 2013|
Frederick the Great liked music, science and art.
Frederick II @ his court
Source picture: Wikipedia
Frederick the Great died on August 17th. 1786 in Potsdam (near Berlin).