The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Great Elector, The

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Great Elector, The
Edition of 1920. See also Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

GREAT ELECTOR, The, a name given to Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg, 1640-88, because he was the first of the great leaders who made Prussia the foremost of the German states.