Prussia, Age of Asolutism
BY: TREY, LINDSEY, JACOB
BRIEF HISTORY OF PRUSSIA
- Capital: Berlin (1871-1945)
- Borders the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea
- Ruled by the German Hohenzollern dynasty (1415–1918)
- Original people:
- Cattle breeders
- Spoke Baltic
- Lived in tribes
KEY EVENTS, PEOPLE, AND EVENTS
Conrad of Mazovia
Key Facts:Prussian Empire replaced German Empire
Frederick William I - created a standing army and they had permanent taxation so they could pay for the armies. Maintained a good government.
Frederick William 11 (Frederick the Great) - He expanded the Prussian army by selecting nobility into the civil service. The military was very powerful because of him.
LEGACY OF THE EMPIRE
- Frederick William l doubled the army’s size
- Had the Fourth largest army after France, Russia and Austria
- One of the best armies in Europe
- Abolished the use of torture except in treason and murder cases
- Granted limited freedom of speech and press and greater religious toleration
Albert Frederick, 1701-1712
Frederick William l, 1712-1740
Frederick William ll (Frederick the Great), 1712–1786
Frederick William III 1770 - 1840
Frederick William lV, 1840–1861
SUPPORTERS & RELIGION
- Council members
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