Definition of Prussia in English:


proper noun

  • A former kingdom of Germany. Originally a small country on the south-eastern shores of the Baltic, under Frederick the Great it became a major European power covering much of modern north-eastern Germany and Poland. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1 it became the centre of Bismarck's new German Empire, but following Germany's defeat in the First World War the Prussian monarchy was abolished.