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 Friedrich Wilhelm I von Preussen

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Friedrich Wilhelm I von Preussen

  • Birth 14 Aug 1688 Berlin, Germany
  • Death 31 May 1740 Potsdam, Potsdamer Stadtkreis, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Burial Potsdam, Potsdamer Stadtkreis, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Memorial ID 22790117

same as
- Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia
- Friedrich Wilhelm II, Elector of Brandenburg
- aka "The Soldierking"
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In 1740 he was originally buried in the Garnisonskirche in Potsdam, from 1945-1953 his sarcophagus was relocated to the Elisabethkirche in Marburg (Hesse). After that his remains were kept at the Hohenzollern Castle near Hechingen (Baden-Württemberg). In 1991 his sarcophagus returned to Potsdam and is now finding its final (?) resting place in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Mausoleum near the Friedenskirche, inside the Royal Gardens of the Sanssouci Castle.

The original black marble sarcophogus was destroyed in 1945, and the current one is a copy made from copper.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 9 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22790117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Friedrich Wilhelm I von Preussen (14 Aug 1688–31 May 1740), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22790117, citing Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Potsdamer Stadtkreis, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .