The equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, also by the people called "Old Fritz", correctly King Frederick II of Prussia, was unveiled in 1851 on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of his accession to the throne. After the Second World War, the monument was temporarily placed in Potsdam, until it took in 1980 only a few meters east than previously its almost original place Unter den Linden.
Frederick II lived from 1712 to 1786 and was king from 1740 until his death.
February 15, 2017
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