Profile of the Day: Frederick III

Posted October 18, 2016 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Frederich III

Frederich III

On this day in 1831, German Emperor Frederick III was born in the New Palace at Potsdam, Prussia.

The only son of Emperor Wilhelm I, Frederick was celebrated for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian Wars. Despite his military success, Frederick was known to dislike warfare and was often praised for his humane conduct.

After the death of his father at the age of 90 on March 9, 1888, Frederick ascended to the throne. However, at the time, Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx. He died on June 15, 1888 at the age of 56. His reign lasted a total of 99 days. Following his death, the throne was passed on to Frederick’s son Wilhelm II. The tumultuous year would become known as the Year of the Three Emperors.

How are you related to Frederick III? Explore his family tree and discover how you’re related to the German Emperor.

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