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Frederick William III

(Ger.: Friedrich Wilhelm; 1770–1840). King of Prussia 1797–1840; b. Potsdam. After the defeat of Prussia by Napoleon 1801–05, Frederick was roused by nation to oppose France, but was defeated at Jena and Auerstedt 1806; his kingdom dismembered by Treaty of Tilsit 1807; Prussia restored by victory at Leipzig 1813 and Blücher's victories. Joined Holy* Alliance 1815; issued order for common agenda 1798; decreed Prussian* Union 1817. See also Agenda Controversy.

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