Frederick William II 1744-1797
Detail from the
portrait of Frederick William II, pastel by Johann
Resource, New York
Frederick, or as the Germans called him
Friedrich Wilhelm, was
the king of Prussia from 1786 - 1797.
His father was
brother Augustus William.
Frederick was a member of the
His sister was Friederike Sophie
Wilhelmine (Wilhelmina), who married
William V, Prince of
Dutch Patriots' Revolt of 1787.
In 1791, Frederick signed the
Declaration of Pillnitz.
On February 7, 1792, Frederick
William II signed an alliance with Austria, signed by
Leopold II, against
In 1795, Frederick concluded the
Treaty of Basel with
Frederick's son and successor
Frederick William III.
Governments of Prussia.