- NAME: Empress Frederick
- OCCUPATION: Empress, Queen
- BIRTH DATE: November 21, 1840
- DEATH DATE: August 05, 1901
- Did You Know?: Empress Frederick and Prince Frederick William of Prussia had eight children together.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg, Germany
- AKA: Empress Frederick
- Originally: Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise
- AKA: Princess Victoria
- AKA: Victoria, Princess Royal
- AKA: Empress Victoria
- AKA: Queen Victoria of Prussia
- AKA: Vicky
- AKA: Kaiserin Friedrich
- AKA: Viktoria Adelheid Maria Luise
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Empress Frederick was the oldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England. She married the future German emperor, Frederick III, in 1858, thus becoming empress of Germany and queen of Prussia.
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Frederick had throat cancer, however, and he only lived a few months more. With his death—at age 42—went any hope that Victoria had of changing the nature of her adopted country, and she was no longer a figure to contend with in Prussian politics.
Frederick and Victoria's eldest son soon took the throne as Kaiser Wilhelm II,
and his strong-arm tactics in taking control would enrage Empress Frederick—as she became known post-unification—and caused a permanent rift between them. She focused her energies on keeping the memory of her late husband alive and strengthening ties with her British relatives.
In 1899, Victoria was diagnosed with breast cancer and died on August 5, 1901.
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