Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786) was known for his patronage of the arts--including porcelain--as well as his military conquests in Silesia. He kept an eye on the Meissen factory during the wars, to the extent that at one point he even removed all the porcelain from the factory and brought it to Berlin for safekeeping. He was much admired by Napoleon who thought him to be a tactical genius. Upon visiting Frederick's grave, Napoleon is said to have declared to his officers, 'Gentlemen, if this man were still alive I would not be here.' Cf. Berling, op. cit., p. 70, fig. 168 and Röntgen, op. cit, p. 116, fig. 59.