Frederick II (Frederick the Great)

Ruled Prussia

Good things about his reign

  1. His army won several times against rivals
  2. Abolished judicial torture
  3. Created conservative and defensive foreign policy
  4. Allowed economical growth

Bad things about his reign

  1. Rebelled as a child and tried to run away
  2. Did not like his wife due to force marriage
  3. Began 7 Years of War, which was harsh on his army due to it being so small
  4. Imposed taxes

Family Life & religious affilation

Did not abandon Christian principles. Frederick II had a wife he did not have love for and no children. His dad killed his best friend (gay lover) in front of him when he tried to run away with his best friend.
Frederick the Great - Symphony in D.wmv