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Frederick the Great, or Friedrich II of Prussia, ruled from 1740 to 1786. Frederick is best known as one of the proponents of enlightened absolutism and for his military exploits, most notably during the Seven Years War.

Frederick had an interest in the arts at an early age, most notably as a flautist. When he came to power he courted musicians, most famously Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and other artists, as well as philosophers. He had an intense and volatile… read more

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  • Avatar for claudhigson
    Read Remark's "The Black Obelisk", where Ludvig knocked with THAT march. Just wanted to hear it :3
  • Avatar for Grosseteste
    @ Kliohh: ahhh -- thanks.
  • Avatar for kliohh
    @Grosseteste: the problematic-ly credited barry lyndon ost.
  • Avatar for AnathemaOfZos
    Can someone recommend me his best single
  • Avatar for Grosseteste
    But why do so many listeners to Frederick the Great also listen to all that mistagged music?
  • Avatar for evarol
    I love you Fred
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    How many of the worlds greatest monarchs do YOU have on your last.fm list? :P

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