Frederick William

The name Frederick William usually refers to several monarchs of the Hohenzollern dynasty:
*Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620-1688)
*Frederick William I (1688-1740), King of Prussia
*Frederick William II (1744-1797), King of Prussia
*Frederick William III (1770-1840), King of Prussia
*Frederick William IV (1795-1861), King of Prussia

Other nobility with the name Frederick William are:
*Frederick William von Steuben (1730-1794), Prussian officer
*Frederick William von Hessenstein (1735-1808), Swedish statesman and soldier
*Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol (1769-1859)
*Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg (1771-1815)
*Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence, 1st Baron Pethick-Lawrence (1871-1961)
*Frederick William Mulley (1918-1995), British politician and economist
*Prince Frederick William of Wales (1750–1765), son of Frederick, Prince of Wales

Other people with the name Frederick William are:
*Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), English naval officer and geographer
*Frederick William Borden (1847-1917), Canadian politician
*Frederick William Burton (1816-1900), Irish curator and painter
*Frederick William Chesson (1833-1888), British journalist
*Frederick William Faber (1814-1863), British hymnwriter and theologian
*Frederick William Fairholt (1814-1866), English engraver
*Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903), English theological writer
*Frederick William Franz (1893-1992), Jehovah's Witness leader
*Frederick William Freking (1911-1998), American bishop
*Frederick William Frohawk (1861-1946), English zoological artist
*Frederick William Harvey (1888 – 1957), English poet
*Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822), British astronomer
*Frederick William Holder (1850-1909), premier of South Australia
*Frederick William Hope (1797-1862), English entomologist
*Frederick William Kaltenbach (1895 - 1945?), Nazi propagandist, "Lord Hee Haw"
*Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946), English inventor and engineer
*Frederick William Lawrence (1890-?), painter
*Frederick William Lehmann (1853-1931), American Solicitor-General
*Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), American sculptor
*Frederic William Henry Myers (1843-1901), English essayist and poet
*Frederick William Pavy (1829-1911), British doctor
*Frederick William Piesse (1848-1902), Tasmanian politician
*Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853), English theologian
*Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913), English writer
*Frederick William Rowe (1912-1994), Canadian politician
*Frederick William Sievers (1872-1966), American sculptor
*Frederick William Thomas, Lord-Mayor of Melbourne
*Frederick William Vanderbilt (1856-1938), American railroad executive
*Frederick William Whitehouse (1900-1973), Australian scientist
*Frederick William Winterbotham (1897-1990), cryptologist

Victoria Cross recipients with the name Frederick William:
*Frederick William Bell (1875-1954)
*Frederick William Campbell (1867-1915)
*Frederick William Dobson
*Frederick William Hall (1885-1915)
*Frederick William Hedges
*Frederick William Holmes
*Frederick William Lumsden (?-1918)
*Frederick William Palmer
*Frederick William Owen Potts

Other uses:
*Frederick William University ("Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität"), an older name of the Humboldt University of Berlin

See also: Frederick William I, Friedrich Wilhelm


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  • FREDERICK-WILLIAM I —    king of Prussia, born at Berlin, ascended the throne in 1713; in 1720, at the peace of Stockholm, he received part of Pomerania with Stettin for espousing the cause of Denmark in her war with Russia and Poland against Sweden; the rest of his… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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