Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 January 2021

Frederick The Great, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

of Prussia (1712–86) Ruled as king from 1740 until his death. He was an able administrator and military commander, as well as a man of considerable culture. By his resistance to Austrian ambitions and victories in the Seven Years War he greatly enhanced Prussian power. Frederick fostered strong links with the French Enlightenment, and for a time he and ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.