Enlightened monarch, a lover of culture and a warring general: Frederick the Great (1712-1786) had a multifaceted personality and was one of the most outstanding yet controversial figures in German history. The influence of the Prussian King on the fate of 18th century Europe was matched by only a few of his contemporaries.
Technology meets progress: the focus at the Hannover Messe 2012, which is taking place under the motto “greentelligence” from April 23 to 27, is on “green” technologies. The world’s key technology event with eight flagship exhibitions and more than 230,000 visitors is regarded as the international showcase of numerous German industrial sectors and the world’s largest fair for capital goods.
The latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland (No. 1/2012) looks ahead to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012 and focuses on the central themes of the international conference on sustainable development.