Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1770-1840Alternative names
Husband of Queen Louise.
From the description of Autograph signature to document : Berlin, 1800 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270752600
Frederick William III was King of Prussia during the Napoleonic era. At first, he tried to remain neutral, but eventually declared war and was soundly defeated at Jena by the French army. Humiliated, he later joined the Russian alliance that defeated Napoleon. A rather weak ruler, his experiences convinced him of the need for change, and he appointed Ministers such as Hardenburg, Scharnhorst, and Stein, whose social and military reforms formed the basis for a modern Prussia.
From the description of Frederick William III letter to Maria Edgeworth, 1835 April 27. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53313351
- Prussia (Germany) (as recorded)