Talk:Frederick William I of Prussia

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This is more than usually useless, HJ. Let me point out (I really ought to have this on cut and paste we tell you so \that w herebythen 'name, ordinal number title of polity' for all others. Unfortunately, a lot of these articles are written by those unfamiliar with English nomenclature. JHK


OK -- I removed the list of titles. Why? because first, the excessive list of titles was leading into a discussion of Hohenzollerns and their titles -- not the topic of the article. Second, titles should take second place to what the subject actually did. Titles mean nothing compared to actions. There were more titles listed than information about the man himself. This is an encyclopedia, NOT Debrett's peerage, and NOT a genealogical resource. As written, it was not a good article -it is now a good stub, and would welcome careful attention and feeding. Sample questions -- what do we know about the man himself? What did he do (why is he remembered)? How was he representative (or not) of his world? JHK

Frederich William[edit]

Old Fred-Willy really does deserve more then this. Though not the equal of his illustrious son, he was at least the equal of the first king of Prussia or the Great Elector. I'll try to add some stuff. - CJWilly

Seriously, this guy's article needs a ton more stuff. I'm not trying to gloss his retarded treatment of Fritz JoshNarins (talk) 16:03, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


Added stuff on his admnistrative dedication, love of the military, mistreatment of his son. Could also use some notes on his diseases and perhaps some meaningful statistics on his army. -CJWilly

weird move[edit]

Uhhh, why was this article moved to "Frederick William I in Prussia"? I mean, I know he hang out there and all but shouldn't it be "of"? Volunteer Marek  06:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

king IN Prussia[edit]

This pretty much explains it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_William_I_of_Prussia — Preceding unsigned comment added by DeathComesSoon (talkcontribs) 14:11, 19 July 2011 (UTC)