View Full Version : Examples of Typical Prussians?

Sunday, January 8th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Does anyone have any examples of how a typical Prussian would look like (if there ever was one)? I'm interested in both male and female examples.

Sunday, January 8th, 2006, 05:58 PM
I dont know if they are typical, though.

East-prussian families:


Sunday, January 8th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Prussia is (was) a big state, so it's impossible to define a typical Prussian.
Nearly the whole North of Germany was formaly Prussian so the nordic elment prevailed there but eastwards the east-baltic influence increased. There were also a considerable alpinoid element in some parts of Prussia for example in "Schlesien"

Sunday, January 8th, 2006, 09:20 PM
They don't look very nordid to me, maybe alpine mix.

Sunday, January 8th, 2006, 11:54 PM
The original Prussians are believed to have been predominately East-Baltic

Monday, January 9th, 2006, 07:44 AM
I don't see an enormous difference in phenotype (if any) between these types and many Polish.

Monday, January 9th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Thank you everyone, does anyone have any profile shots?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Hey Frid,

this is a black and white picture of me when I was five or six.


Sorry about the uniform but my Dad was just on an exchange program in Germany at the time and that's the best my parents came up with : ( I'll send you more pictures of my family if you like but it may take a while as I'm not at home and have got nothing stored on my computer. Also, we may not be representative of "Prussians". As others have remarked, there is a huge difference between West and East Prussians and there is really no connection between Prussia and the huge territories Prussia ended up dominating in Germany due to the mistaken policies of Bismarck and others. Also, we may not be representative of West Prussians


Friday, January 27th, 2006, 07:23 AM
Some famous Prussians:

Immanuel Kant:
[/URL]http://www.greatbooksandfilm.com/images/kant.jpg (http://www.greatbooksandfilm.com/images/kant.jpg)
Johann Gottfried Herder:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/Herder.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/Herder.jpg)
Arthur Schopenhauer:
http://www.schopenhauer.org/gr/schopenhauer02.jpg (http://www.schopenhauer.org/gr/schopenhauer02.jpg)
Nikolaus Kopernikus:
http://www.raffiniert.ch/images/kopernikus.jpg (http://www.raffiniert.ch/images/kopernikus.jpg)
Emil von Behring:
http://nobelprize.virtual.museum/medicine/laureates/1901/behring.gif (http://nobelprize.virtual.museum/medicine/laureates/1901/behring.gif)
David Hilbert:
http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031208/images/hilbert_180.jpg (http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031208/images/hilbert_180.jpg)
Klaus Kinski:
http://www.kunstportal-bw.de/images/Stegemann/KlausKinski/kinski3.jpg (http://www.kunstportal-bw.de/images/Stegemann/KlausKinski/kinski3.jpg)
Udo Lattek:
[URL="http://historiafutbolu.fm.interia.pl/Trenerzy/lattek.jpg"]http://historiafutbolu.fm.interia.pl/Trenerzy/lattek.jpg (http://historiafutbolu.fm.interia.pl/Trenerzy/lattek.jpg)

Friday, January 27th, 2006, 02:42 PM
The three last prussian/german "Kaiser" Wilhelm I, Friedrich III, Wilhelm II
(father, son, grandson)