Frederick William I of Prussia

Frederick William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I.; 14 August 1688 – 31 May 1740), known as the "Soldier King" (German: Soldatenkönig[1]), was King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death in 1740, as well as Prince of Neuchâtel. He was succeeded by his son, Frederick the Great.

Frederick William I
Portrait by Antoine Pesne, c.1733
King in Prussia
Elector of Brandenburg
Reign25 February 1713 – 31 May 1740
PredecessorFrederick I
SuccessorFrederick II
Born(1688-08-14)14 August 1688
Berlin, Brandenburg-Prussia
Died31 May 1740(1740-05-31) (aged 51)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia
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Spouse
(m. 1706)
Issue
HouseHohenzollern
FatherFrederick I
MotherSophia Charlotte of Hanover
ReligionCalvinist
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