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The electoral dignity had connected with it the obligation of primogeniture, that is, only the eldest son could succeed as ruler; this excluded the division of the territory among several heirs and consequently the disintegration of the country.
Elector Frederick Augustus III (1763-1827) received the title of King of Saxony as Frederick Augustus I. The new kingdom was an ally of France in all the Napoleonic wars of the years 1807-13.
The Vicariate Apostolic of Saxony, and the Prefecture Apostolic of Saxon Upper Lusatia.
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 Augustus I - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
AUGUSTUS I. (1526-1586), elector of Saxony, was the younger son of Henry, duke of Saxony, and consequently belonged to the Albertine branch of the Wettin family.
The elector, however, was continually haunted by the fear that the Ernestines would attempt to deprive him of the coveted dignity, and his policy both in Saxony and in Germany was coloured by this fear.
Although a sturdy Lutheran the elector hoped at one time to unite the Protestants, on whom he continually urged the necessity of giving no cause of offence to their opponents, and he favoured the movement to get rid of the clause in the peace of Augsburg concerning ecclesiastical reservation, which was offensive to many Protestants.
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 Saxony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The ducal title of Saxony went to Bernard of Anhalt, a younger son of Albert the Bear of Brandenburg and founder of the Ascanian line of Saxon dukes.
Electoral Saxony, as his territory was called, was a relatively small area along the middle Elbe.
Duke Maurice of Saxony, a grandson of Albert and a Protestant, received the electoral title in the 16th cent.; it remained in the Albertine branch until the dissolution (1806) of the Holy Roman Empire.
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 Prince-elector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electors were among the princes of the Empire, but they had several privileges (in addition to electoral ones) which were disallowed to their non-electoral brethren.
The Elector of Saxony was vicar in areas operating under Saxon law (Saxony, Westphalia, Hanover, and northern Germany), while the Elector Palatine was vicar in the remainder of the Empire (Franconia, Swabia, the Rhine, and southern Germany).
The King of Bohemia held the office of the Arch-Cupbearer, the Elector Palatine that of Arch-Steward, the Elector of Saxony that of Arch-Marshal, and the Elector of Brandenburg that of Arch-Chamberlain.
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 Saxony — FactMonster.com
Maurice, duke and elector of Saxony - Maurice Maurice, 1521–53, duke (1541–47) and elector (1547–53) of Saxony.
Frederick I, elector of Saxony - Frederick I Frederick I or Frederick the Warlike,1370–1428, elector of Saxony...
Frederick III, elector of Saxony - Frederick III Frederick III or Frederick the Wise,1463–1525, elector of Saxony...
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 Julius Von Pflug
He was the son of Cæsar von Pflug, who acted as commissary for the Elector of Saxony in the religious disputation at Leipzig in 1519.
Dreading the interference of the elector, the chapter ordered the occupation of the palace at Zeits which held the treasures of the diocese, and on the twentieth of the same month proceeded to the election of a successor, at which Pflug was the unanimous choice.
In 1553 the elector introduced a Protestant consistory into Zeitz, and gave the cathedral of Naumburg to the common use of Catholics and Protestants.
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 Electors of Saxony in Luther’s Time: Frederick the Wise
This meant that the ruler of that portion of Saxony, known as Electoral Saxony, had a vote in the election of the Holy Roman Emperor.
Seven people had a vote in the election of this so-called emperor: three spiritual or cleric electors (the bishop of Mainz, the bishop of Trier, and the bishop of Köln) and four temporal or lay electors (the king of Bohemia, the count Palatine of the Rhine, the elector of Saxony, and the margrave of Brandenburg).
The first Elector in Luther's career was the second elector in the Ernestine line of Electors of Saxony, named after the founding elector, Elector Ernst of the House of Wettin.
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 Frederick III, Elector of Saxony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (January 17, 1463 – May 5, 1525), also known as Frederick the Wise, was Elector of Saxony (from the House of Wettin) from 1486 to his death.
Frederick was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria.
The attitude of the elector was due rather to his love of justice, which could not endure that Luther should be delivered to his enemies without having been convicted, and to his wish to save for his university, as long as possible.
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Saxony was given to St. Sturmi, who was on terms of friendship with Charlemagne, and the monks of the monastery of Fulda founded by Sturmi.
Saxony forever the possibility of extending its territory along the lower course of the Elbe, and confirmed the preponderance of Prussia.
Saxony is the fifth state of the German Empire in area and third in population; in 1905 the average population per square mile was 778.8.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Saxony
1521-53, duke (1541-47) and elector (1547-53) of Saxony.
It is bordered on the south by Bavaria, on the east by Saxony, on the north by Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony, and on the west by Hesse.
The illegitimate son of Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, he served under Eugene of Savoy in Flanders and was made count of Saxony (Saxe) in 1711.
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Son of Frederick II the Gentle, Elector of Saxony; on death of father (1464) succeeded to rule jointly with elder brother Ernest; on division of duchy (1485) received eastern and western portions; governor of Netherlands for Holy Roman emperors (1488-93); governor of Friesland (1498-1500).
Augustus II (1670-1733) `the Strong´ Elector of Saxony (1694-1733) and King of Poland (1697-1733).
Saxe was an illegitimate son of Frederick Augustus I, elector of Saxony (1694-1733) and, as Augustus II, king of Poland (1697-1733).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Frederick III, Elector of Saxony
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (January 17, 1463 – May 5, 1525), also known as Frederick the Wise, was Elector of Saxony (from the House of Wettin) from 1486 to his death.
Frederick was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria.
Frederick died unmarried at Langau, near Annaberg, in 1525 and was buried in the Schlosskirche at Wittenberg with a grave by Peter Vischer the Younger.
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 Saxony Rulers, Dresden, Germany  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Saxony emerges as one of the more powerful stem duchies in East Francia (kings of Germany), once the formal split is made between East and West Franks.
Saxony is divided between Saxe-Lauenberg (in the west) and Saxe-Wittenberg (in the east).
The electorate is elevated to a kingdom by Napoleon Bonaparte on 11th December.
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 Courtly Lives - Augustus II Elector of Saxony and King of Poland
August I, Elector of Saxony, was made king on June 27, 1697 and crowned King August II of Poland, on September 15, 1697, in Cracow.
Her son was raised in Pretzsch Castle and he was later known as Elector August II (1696-1763), Elector of Saxony and Augustus III, King of Poland in 1733.
Dresden was the capital of Saxony, and Royal Meissen Porcelain was born.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Augustus I, Elector of Saxony (31 July 1526 – 11 February 1586) was an Elector of Saxony from the House of Wettin.
Augustus was born in Freiberg, the younger son of Henry IV, Duke of Saxony and Katharina of Mecklenburg.
The elector, however, was continually haunted by the fear that the Ernestines would attempt to deprive him of the coveted dignity, and his policy both in Saxony and the wider Holy Roman Empire was coloured by this fear.
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 Courtly Lives - Electors of Saxony - Albertine Branch
Saxony was originally held by the descendants of Hermann Billung, but they died out in 1106.
Frederick I, "the Warlike," was first known as the Margrave of Meissen then became known as the Elector of Saxony, after Emperor Sigismund awarded him the Duchy of Saxe-Wittenburg in 1423.
Frederick Augustus II (1696-1763), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland in 1733.
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 Encyclopædia Britannica Australia -
elector of Saxony and a fervent supporter of Martin Luther; he took a leading part in forming alliances among Germany's Protestant princes against the Habsburg emperors' attempts at forced reconversion.
Ernestine duke of Saxony, or Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach, whose attempts to regain the electoral dignity, lost by his father to the rival Albertine branch of the House of Wettin, led to his capture and incarceration until his death.
elector of Saxony from 1611, whose irresolution lost for Saxony, then the richest and most powerful of the German states, opportunities for ascendancy and territorial expansion.
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 Frederick the Elector (1463-1525)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
(1463-1525) called 'the Wise,' elector of Saxony, eldest son of Ernest, elector of Saxony, and Elizabeth, daughter of Albert, duke of Bavaria-Munich (d.
Retaining the government of Saxony in his own hands, he shared the other possessions of his family with his brother John, called 'the Steadfast' (1468-1532).
In 1519, Frederick, who alone among the electors refused to be bribed by the rival candidates for the imperial throne, declined to be a candidate for this high dignity himself, and assisted to secure the election of Charles V. He died unmarried at Langau, near Annaberg, on the 5th of May 1525."
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 MAURICE, ELECTOR OF SAXONY : Encyclopedia Entry
Maurice I, Elector of Saxony (March 21, 1521 – July 9, 1553) was a Duke of Saxony (1541–53) and later Elector (1547–53) of Saxony.
In 1545, he was dissuaded from supporting the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League by an Imperial promise of the Saxon electorship, then held by John Frederick the Magnanimous (1503-1554) of the rival Ernestine branch of the Wettin dynasty; Maurice returned to Charles's camp and conquered Electoral Saxony.
His only daughter Anna of Saxony married William the Silent and was mother to Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange.
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 The Elector's Vineyards - More Than Saxony Wine
As you travel along the Saxony Wine Road, just a bit north west of the city of Dresden you'll come upon a section of villas and country houses.
The practice of owning of "electoral vineyards" was common up to the 17th century and reached its peak under August the Strong.
Elector John George decided to erect this building inside the existing vineyard after the end of the 30 Year War.
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 Maurice of Saxony
Maurice, Elector of Saxony, elder son of Henry, Duke of Saxony, belonging to the Albertine branch of the Wettin family, was born at Freiberg on the 21st of March 1521.
Favorable terms were granted to Magdeburg, which surrendered and remained in the power of Maurice, and in January 1552 a treaty was concluded with Henri II of France at Chambord.
Returning from Hungary the elector placed himself at the head of the princes who were seeking to check the career of his former ally, Albert Alcibiades, whose depredations were making him a curse to Germany.
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 August II the Strong Summary
Augustus was born in Dresden, Saxony, as the son of John George III and Princess Anne Sophie of Denmark.
Although the prince-elector guaranteed Saxony's religious status quo he somewhat alienated his Protestant subjects with his embracing the Papacy, and because of the huge amount of money necessary to bribe Polish noblemen and clergy at the expense of the Saxon treasury, Augustus's royal ambitions were referred to as his "Polish adventure" by some contemporaries.
Saxony remained Lutheran altogether and the few Roman-Catholics were without any political or civil rights, and in 1717 it became clear how awkward the issue was: For his ambitious family-plans in Poland and Germany it was necessary that his heirs became Roman-Catholics, too.
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 A. Lange & Söhne - German watch, Wrist watch, mechanical movement, Glashutte, Chronograph, Tourbillon
(elector of Saxony from 1694 to 1733) loved life's creature comforts.
Thus, under his auspices, Saxony evolved to become a crucible of perfection, as aptly demonstrated by the impressive baroque architecture of Dresden.
Open-minded as it was, Saxony also attracted many artists for whom perfection was inextricably linked with creativity - among them Canaletto, the famous Italian painter perhaps best known for his meticulously detailed views of Venice.
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 The House of Wettin, Thuringia
When the Dukes of Saxony of the old Ascanian house became extinct, the Wettins were among the most powerful nobles in the region.
Albert took Meissen, and the electorate, which became the kingdom of Saxony on 1 January 1806 with Dresden as its capital.
Koenigsberg was part of the Duchy of Coburg and for nearly a millennium part of Saxony, although it is located in the middle of Franconia, which is part of Bavaria.
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Saxony before he was sixteen years old, his skill in crayon portraiture having attracted attention in Dresden.
Saxony, promptly named him a second time as a painter in ordinary to the Royal household, and employed him to decorate the Catholic
Owing to difficulties in the king's finances, Mengs went again to Rome in 1752, and was there employed by the Duke of Northumberland to make copies of several important pictures by Raphael still in the possession of the present holder of the title, and to be seen at Albury and Alnwick.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Elector
His mother Sophia (1630–1714), a granddaughter of JAMES I, and her issue were recognized as heirs to the throne of England by the Act of SETTLEMENT (1701), which...
, 1630-1714, electress of Hanover, consort of Elector Ernest Augustus.
The Electoral College is a ticking time bomb.(popular vote winner may not be elected, or faithless electors nullify vote in their state)(The State of the Nation)(Column)(Brief Article)
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 John Frederick, Elector of Saxony information - Search.com
Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony (30 June 1503 - 3 March 1554), called John the Magnanimous, was head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), "Champion of the Reformation".
In 1526 he married Sybille (1512-1554), sister of Anne of Cleves and daughter of Johann III of Cleves (1490-1538) and his wife, Maria of Juelich and Berg (1491-1543), in her turn daughter of Johann Wilhelm of Jülich and Berg (1530-1573).
The efforts at agreement failed, and the elector contributed not a little to broaden the gulf by his interference in the ecclesiastical affairs of Halle and by aiding the Reformation which had been introduced there by Justus Jonas.
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