Frederick William III of Prussia, Francis I of Austria, and Russian Czar Alexander I Meet for the First Time in Prague on March 18, 1813 (19th Century)
Following Napoleon’s defeat in the Russian campaign of 1812, Prussia and Austria extricated themselves from their involuntary support for the French emperor and, by 1813, had joined Russia to drive Napoleon from Germany. On March 16, 1813, the Prussian king declared war on France; the next day, he delivered the address, “To my People,” in which he exhorted his subjects to support the war (and promised the constitutional reorganization of Prussia and Germany). On March 18, 1813, the three allied monarchs, Frederick William III of Prussia (left), Francis I of Austria (center), and Russian Czar Alexander I (left) met at the gates of Prague. Colored etching by an unknown artist, nineteenth century.
© Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Kunstbibliothek, SMB / Knud Petersen
Original: Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin