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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great

1000 Years of German History Documentary 12: Friedrich der Große (1712 A.D)

1000 Years of German History Documentary 12: Friedrich der Große (1712 A.D)

Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (18 May 1726 – 30 Oct 1796) was one of the 9th Earls 20 children. He was educated at Eton during his teenage years. He then went to Winchester College. At age 13, Montgomerie joined the army. He was a Scottish General and Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament. He was also the Clan Chief of the Clan Montgomery. He fought in the Seven Years' War, where he served with George Washington. He also was the patron for the poet, Robert Burns.

Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (18 May 1726 – 30 Oct 1796) was one of the 9th Earls 20 children. He was educated at Eton during his teenage years. He then went to Winchester College. At age 13, Montgomerie joined the army. He was a Scottish General and Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament. He was also the Clan Chief of the Clan Montgomery. He fought in the Seven Years' War, where he served with George Washington. He also was the patron for the poet, Robert Burns.

Leopold II. (* 5. Mai 1747 in Wien; † 1. März 1792 ebenda) war Erzherzog von Österreich aus dem Haus Habsburg-Lothringen, von 1765 bis 1790 (als Peter Leopold) Großherzog der Toskana sowie von 1790 bis 1792 Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und König von Böhmen, Kroatien und Ungarn.

Leopold II. (* 5. Mai 1747 in Wien; † 1. März 1792 ebenda) war Erzherzog von Österreich aus dem Haus Habsburg-Lothringen, von 1765 bis 1790 (als Peter Leopold) Großherzog der Toskana sowie von 1790 bis 1792 Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und König von Böhmen, Kroatien und Ungarn.

1834 Irene Pallavicini by Joseph Karl Stieler (Schonheitengallerie, Schloss Nymphenburg, München Germany)

1834 Irene Pallavicini by Joseph Karl Stieler (Schonheitengallerie, Schloss Nymphenburg, München Germany)

Antoine Pesne, "Friedrich der Große", 1745, Öl auf Leinwand, 81 x 65,5 cm

Friederisiko - Berlin: Spannender Blick auf den König

Antoine Pesne, "Friedrich der Große", 1745, Öl auf Leinwand, 81 x 65,5 cm

Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich

Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich

Portrait of an Unknown Army Officer, 1786, British Library

Portrait of an Unknown Army Officer, 1786, British Library

Luise Henriette Wilhelmine von Anhalt-Dessau (1750-1811), Gemälde von Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo.

Luise Henriette Wilhelmine von Anhalt-Dessau (1750-1811), Gemälde von Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo.

Generäle Friedrichs des Großen Von Prussia,  Kurt Christoph von Schwerin

Generäle Friedrichs des Großen Von Prussia, Kurt Christoph von Schwerin

Prince Karl Christian Joseph of Saxony (13 July 1733 – 16 June 1796) was a German prince from the House of Wettin and Duke of Courland. Born in Dresden, he was the fifth but third surviving son of Augustus III, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, and Maria Josepha of Austria.

Prince Karl Christian Joseph of Saxony (13 July 1733 – 16 June 1796) was a German prince from the House of Wettin and Duke of Courland. Born in Dresden, he was the fifth but third surviving son of Augustus III, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, and Maria Josepha of Austria.

Coral jewelry and hair comb. Charles Pierre Cior, Portrait of a lady, ca.1810

Coral jewelry and hair comb. Charles Pierre Cior, Portrait of a lady, ca.1810

Poster advertising Henry Blacker, the British giant, 1750. Human curiosities were also available to amuse the 18th Century crowd. Giants, midgets, the obese, natives of foreign countries, and a host of sufferers of various medical conditions were all put on display to the public, who were willing to pay a few pennies to see the latest offerings.

Poster advertising Henry Blacker, the British giant, 1750. Human curiosities were also available to amuse the 18th Century crowd. Giants, midgets, the obese, natives of foreign countries, and a host of sufferers of various medical conditions were all put on display to the public, who were willing to pay a few pennies to see the latest offerings.

"Portrait of Marie Barbara Eleonore zu Schaumburg-Lippe" by Johann Georg Ziesenis (c. 1765).  (Kaiser Friedrich-Museums, Berlin)

"Portrait of Marie Barbara Eleonore zu Schaumburg-Lippe" by Johann Georg Ziesenis (c. 1765). (Kaiser Friedrich-Museums, Berlin)

Princely House of Löwenstein

Princely House of Löwenstein

Die kurfürstlich-sächsische Familie, Gemälde von Johann Eleazar Schenau, 1772.

Die kurfürstlich-sächsische Familie, Gemälde von Johann Eleazar Schenau, 1772.