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For all his love of French poetry and the fine arts, he did not shy away from militarism to strengthen the Prussia he inherited from his father. In he stunned Europe by launching a surprise invasion of the wealthy region of Silesia, which then belonged to Habsburg Austria.
The Peace of Aachen ended the conflict in and formally ceded Silesia to Prussia, a triumph for the new Prussian king. In the late s Frederick began building an extravagant summer palace in Potsdam, near Berlin. Intellectuals traveled from all over Europe to Sanssouci, among them mathematician Pierre-Louis Maupertuis, whom Frederick summoned to head the Berlin Academy.
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In the s, he had proven that the world was flattened at the poles, just as Isaac Newton had predicted. The phrase appeared in a biography, published after his death.
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Frederick wanted to be buried next to his dogs at Sanssouci, but his heir entombed him in Potsdam next to his hated father. After the reunification of Germany, Frederick the Great finally got his wish: He was interred alongside his canine companions in By the time Frederick was building Sanssouci, Voltaire was the most famous intellectual in Europe, loved and hated for his stinging attacks on power and his rallying cry for religious freedom and rational thought.
Frederick and his international coterie often dined together, talking late into the night. The atmosphere that he cultivated at Sanssouci reflected his fondness for men and his distaste for women.
In a word, Frederick lived without religion, without a council, and without a court. They took coffee. He to whom the handkerchief was thrown stayed another quarter of an hour in privacy. Enraged, Frederick ordered him put under house arrest in Frankfurt before Voltaire finally made it to safety in Geneva. Following the flight of his most valued philosopher, Frederick threw himself back into military pursuits.
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At first Frederick won resounding victories, defeating France and Austria at Rossbach in Later that year, at Leuthen, he overcame difficult conditions to beat the Austrian army. Frederick II personally led his forces into battles, earning him a reputation for bravery as well as an expert, even genius, commander.
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His greatest triumph was in at Leuthen against an army twice the size of his own. The war later turned against the Prussian sovereign, when Russia occupied Berlin. His army battered, and his state coffers severely depleted, Frederick nevertheless battled back to retake lost territory, creating the impressive reputation for Prussian military resilience.