Meaning of Frederick William IV

Fred'erick Wil'liam

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  1. (“the Great Elector”) 1620–88, elector of Brandenburg who increased the power and importance of Prussia.
  2. 1882–1951, German general: crown prince of Germany 1888–1918 (son of William II of Germany).
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