Otto von Bismarck was the Duke of Lauenburg, Prime Minister of Prussia, and Chancellor of the North German Confederation and of the German Empire.

Prince Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck was the Duke of Lauenburg, Prime Minister of Prussia, and Chancellor of the North…

Prussian stateman.

Otto von Bismark

Prussian stateman.

(1800-1891) Chief of general staff of the army for Prussia

Count Von Moltke

(1800-1891) Chief of general staff of the army for Prussia

An example of a Prussian crown.

Prussian Crown

An example of a Prussian crown.

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

Destroying Palace Interior

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the Persians as a standard in the battle of Cunaxa, B. C. 401. The Romans used eagles of silver, or more rarely of gold, carried in the same way as standards. The Napoleon dynasty of France also adopted the eagle as their symbol. A double-headed eagle is the emblem of Russia, Austria, and Prussia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

French Eagle

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the…

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the Persians as a standard in the battle of Cunaxa, B. C. 401. The Romans used eagles of silver, or more rarely of gold, carried in the same way as standards. The Napoleon dynasty of France also adopted the eagle as their symbol. A double-headed eagle is the emblem of Russia, Austria, and Prussia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

German Eagle

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the…

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading its wings.

Silk Fabric

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading…

King of Prussia

Frederic the Great

King of Prussia

Frederick II. King of Prussia.

Frederick II

Frederick II. King of Prussia.

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia attempting to find lodging for the evening. Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great.

Frederick II of Prussia

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia attempting to find lodging for the evening. Frederick II…

Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed "Old Fritz".

Frederick II of Prussia

Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from…

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia and the unjust judges. Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed "Old Fritz".

Frederick II of Prussia and Judges

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia and the unjust judges. Frederick II (January 24, 1712 –…

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia on horseback. Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed "Old Fritz".

Frederick II of Prussia on Horseback

An illustration of Frederick II of Prussia on horseback. Frederick II (January 24, 1712 – August…

Also known as Frederick II of Prussia. He reigned from 1740 to 1786 and was a proponent of enlightened absolutism.

Frederick the Great

Also known as Frederick II of Prussia. He reigned from 1740 to 1786 and was a proponent of enlightened…

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner, and has a clock near the top." —Carpenter, 1902

German street corner

"Each is as big around as a hogshead, and about fifteen feet high; it is covered with printed manner,…

The Prime Minister of Prussia.

Hardenberg

The Prime Minister of Prussia.

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1918.

The Iron Cross

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol…

(1724-1804) Prussian philosopher

Immanuel Kant

(1724-1804) Prussian philosopher

"It is a gorgeous structure decorated with statues, carvings, and gold leaf, situated close by the Thiergarten." —Carpenter, 1902

Reichstag

"It is a gorgeous structure decorated with statues, carvings, and gold leaf, situated close by the Thiergarten."…

A Prussian solider who was one of the leading figures in Prussia's government during the unification period of Germany.

Albrecht von Roon

A Prussian solider who was one of the leading figures in Prussia's government during the unification…

A Prussian statesman who was instrumental in paving the way for the unification of Germany. He was forced to resign after if became known that he had written a letter in which he criticized Napoleon.

Baron vom Stein

A Prussian statesman who was instrumental in paving the way for the unification of Germany. He was forced…

A Prussian statesman who helped pave the way for the unification of Germany.

Baron vom Stein

A Prussian statesman who helped pave the way for the unification of Germany.

Maria Theresa was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions. She reigned over Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. She reigned from 1745 to 1765.

Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions. She reigned over Austria, Hungary,…

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

Kaiser Wilhelm II

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

William I

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Emperor William II

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.