Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888

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Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia (born 18 October 1831, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia-d. 15 June 1888, Potsdam, Prussia). He was a scion of the House of Hohenzollern. His parents were Prince William and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. As early as 1851, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert were making plans to marry their eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, to Frederick. Their marriage took place on 25 January 1858 in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, London. To mark the occasion, Frederick was promoted to Major-General in the Prussian army. When his father succeeded to the Prussian throne as King William I on 2 January 1861, Frederick became the Crown Prince. Three days after Frederick was confirmed to be suffering from cancer, his father, Kaiser William I, died on 9 March 1888, upon which Frederick became German Emperor and King of Prussia. However, Frederick reigned for only 99 days, and was unable to bring about much lasting change.
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referencedIn Weid Archives, 21794394., 1839-1881 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
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referencedIn Mensing family papers, 1872-1964 Hoover Institution Archives.
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referencedIn Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas Records, 1842-1858 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888. Autograph signature to letter : to Frau Oberst Mannkopff, 1859 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hanna Oppenheimer Family Collection, 1867-1940 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Letter from Queen Victoria to the President United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of notable 19th-century men and women, 1874-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Mensing family. Mensing family papers, 1872-1964. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Evans, Thomas Wiltberger, 1823-1897. Thomas W. papers, ca. 1850-1913. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888. Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to a cousin, 1876 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888. Autograph address signed : Genoa, to his father. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Copies of Documents Used In an Exhibit of German Military Documents from the Heeresarchiv Potsdam, 1948 - 1948 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas. Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas Records, 1842-1858 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Frederick III, German Emperor, 1831-1888. Autograph letter signed : Potsdam, to an aunt, 1870 Jun. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901. Letter, 1855. American Primers
referencedIn Cohen, J. Solis (Jacob Solis), 1838-1927,. Scrapbooks concerning the case of Emperor Frederick III of Germany, 1887-1888. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Heimann Jolowicz Collection, 1807-1915 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Potsdam 11 DE
Potsdam 11 DE
Federal Republic of Germany 00 DE
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Birth 1831-10-18

Death 1888-06-15

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