Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef * 28. Dezember 1925 in Ulm; † 1. Februar 2002 in Berlin war eine deutsche Schauspielerin, Chansonsängerin und Autorin. Von 1948 bis circa 1968 nannte sie sich außerhalb des deutschsprachigen Raumes Hildegarde Neff.
Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786) Frederick disputed the succession of Charles VI's 23 year-old daughter, Maria Theresa, as the new Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and in particular to the Province of Silesia. Accordingly, the War of Austrian Succession began on 16 December 1740, when Frederick invaded and quickly occupied Silesia.
History week 14 - Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. The Kaiser was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia. Crowned in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 and launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" in foreign affairs that culminated in his support for Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 that led to World War I