Frederick



[fred-rik, -er-ik] /ˈfrɛd rɪk, -ər ɪk/

noun
1.
a city in central Maryland.
2.
Also, Frederic. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “peace” and “ruler.”.
noun
1.
(“Frederick Barbarossa”) 1123?–90, king of Germany 1152–90; king of Italy 1152–90: emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1152–90.
2.
1194–1250, king of Sicily 1198–1212: as Frederick II, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1215–50.
3.
1657–1713, king of Prussia 1701–13 (son of Frederick William the Great Elector).
noun
1.
(def 2).
2.
(“Frederick the Great”) 1712–86, king of Prussia 1740–86 (son of Frederick William I).
noun
1.
1415–93, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1452–93; as Frederick IV, king of Germany 1440–93.
2.
(“the Wise”) 1463–1525, elector of Saxony 1486–1525: protector of Martin Luther.
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(def 1).
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1.
(Frederick Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg) 1899–1972, king of Denmark 1947–72.
/ˈfrɛdrɪk/
noun
1.
See Frederick Barbarossa
2.
1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13); son of Frederick William
noun
1.
1194–1250, Holy Roman Emperor (1220–50), king of Germany (1212–50), and king of Sicily (1198–1250)
2.
See Frederick the Great
noun
1.
1415–93, Holy Roman Emperor (1452–93) and, as Frederick IV, king of Germany (1440–93)
2.
called the Wise. 1463–1525, elector of Saxony (1486–1525). He protected Martin Luther in Wartburg Castle after the Diet of Worms (1521)
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1.
See Frederick III (sense 1)
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1899–1972, king of Denmark (1947–72)

masc. proper name, from French Frédéric, from German Friedrich, from Old High German Fridurih, from Proto-Germanic *Frid-ric, literally “peace-rule.” Not a common name in medieval England, found mostly in the eastern counties.

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