Friedrich Wilhelm I von Preussen

Friedrich Wilhelm I von Preussen

Birth
Berlin, Germany
Death 31 May 1740 (aged 51)
Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Burial Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Memorial ID 22790117 · View Source
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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.Frederick William I. from 1713 until his death 1740 King in Prussia, Margrave of Brandenburg and Kurfürst of the Holy Roman Empire. He is nicknamed "Soldier King." He focused his attention on the construction of Brandenburg Prussia as an independent military power and strong “Merkantilstaat.” He created a comprehensive public finance system and introduced tight austerity measures at the Prussian court. Because of his extensive reforms, he was described as "Prussia's greatest inner king."



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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, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .