Editors. "Frederick William I of Prussia is succeeded by Frederick II 'the Great'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Frederick William I of Prussia dies, and is succeeded by his son Frederick II, who is to become better-known as 'Frederick the Great'. A great patron of the arts and music, and a correspondent of Voltaire who shared his belief in religious toleration, he rules until 1786.
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