Today in History - January 2nd. 1861 - Frederick William IV of Prussia (Germany)

On January 2nd. 1861, Frederick William IV of Prussia died in Potsdam near
Berlin in Germany.


Frederick William IV of Prussia
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Frederick William IV of Prussia was born on October 15th. 1795.
His parents were Frederick William III of Prussia and
Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

In 1823 he married Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, a daughter of King
Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria was an aunt
of Empress Elisabeth of Austria also called Sisi.



Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria
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On June 7th. 1840, Frederick William IV became King of Prussia. He was patron
of several arts like music and architecture. Felix Mendelssohn became famous 
during his reign.


Sanssouci Palace - Own picture. 

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