Prussia

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Grand Arms after 1866



Dukes of Prussia, 1525-1701

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Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights

  • Albert (1490 – 1568), 37th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights and, after converting to Lutheranism, the first duke of the Duchy of Prussia, which was the first state to adopt the Lutheran faith. Grandson of Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg.
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Duke of Prussia

  • Albert Frederick (1553 – 1618) Duke of Prussia.
Line extinct 1618, then linked with Electors of Brandenburg.

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  • John Sigismund (1572 – 1619) Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Cleves,Count of Mark,Count of Ravensburg from 1614 and Duke of Prussia from 1618.
  • George William (1595 – 1640) Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Cleves,Count of Mark,Count of Ravensburg and Duke of Prussia.
  • Frederick William (1620 – 1688) known as "the Great Elector", Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Cleves,Count of Mark,Count of Ravensburg and Duke of Prussia.
  • Frederick III and I (1657 – 1713) Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Cleves,Count of Mark,Count of Ravensburg and Duke of Prussia. First King in Prussia from 1701. Prince of Neuchâtel from 1707 and Prince of Orange (although disputed) from 1702. Founder of The Order of the Black Eagle in 1701.


Kings in Prussia (1701-1772)

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King in Prussia

  • Frederick III and I (1657 – 1713) Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Cleves,Count of Mark,Count of Ravensburg and Duke of Prussia. First King in Prussia from 1701. Prince of Neuchâtel from 1707 and Prince of Orange (although disputed) from 1702. Founder of The Order of the Black Eagle in 1701.
  • Frederick William I (1688 – 1740) King in Prussia.
  • Frederick II (1712 – 1786) known as Frederick the Great, King in Prussia and in 1772 declared himself King of Prussia.



Kings of Prussia (1772-1918)

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Frederick II (1712–1786)

  • Frederick II (1712 – 1786) known as Frederick the Great, King in Prussia and in 1772 declared himself King of Prussia.
  • Frederick William II (1744 – 1797) King of Prussia.
  • Frederick William III (1770 – 1840) King of Prussia.
  • Frederick William IV (1795 – 1861) King of Prussia. Prince of Neuchâtel until 1857.
  • William I (1797 – 1888) King of Prussia. First German Emperor from 1871.
  • Frederick III (1831 – 1888) King of Prussia and German Emperor.
  • William II (1859 – 1941) King of Prussia and German Emperor until 1918.
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Small Arms after 1866