By the way, some see Friedrich as a gambler who risked absolutely everything and also continued hopeless battles until bitter defeat. At Kunersdorf (during the Seven Years' War on August 12, 1759), for example, his officers advised him to stop after the initial successes given the confusion of the site. Friedrich, however, not only wanted to weaken the enemy army, he wanted to destroy it entirely - and drove his soldiers to ruin.
However, he is not the only one and neither the first nor the last to do so.
January 1, 2020
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
The monumental equestrian statue of Frederick the Great is reminiscent of King Frederick II of Prussia, also called "Old Fritz" for short by the Berliners. It stands in the historic center of Berlin at the end of the Linden Forum on the median of the Unter den Linden boulevard. Christian Daniel Rauch's main work is one of the most important sculptures of the 19th century and marks the transition to a realistic depiction in sculpture.
July 19, 2018
The huge equestrian statue (13.5 m high) commemorates the Prussian King Friedrich II.
It was built by Christian Daniel Rauch between 1839 and 1851 and shows the old Fritz, dressed in uniform, ermine and tricorn, on horseback, including many important people of his time in the smaller depictions.
July 3, 2020
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