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  Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saxony borders, from the east and clockwise, on Poland, the Czech Republic and the German states of Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
In 1137 Saxony was passed to the Welfen dynasty, who were descendants (1) of Wulfhild Billung, eldest daughter of the last Billung duke, and (2) of the daughter of Lothar of Supplinburg.
After 1918 Saxony was a state in the Weimar Republic and was the scene of Stresseman's overthrow of the KPD/SPD led government in 1923, during the Nazi era and under Soviet occupation.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saxony
This old Duchy of Saxony, as it is called in distinction from the Duchy of Saxe-Wittenberg, became the centre of the opposition of the German princes to the imperial power during the era of the Franconian or Salian emperors.
Saxony is the most densely peopled state of the empire, and indeed of all Europe; the reason is the very large immigration on account of the development of manufactures.
The Vicariate Apostolic of Saxony, and the Prefecture Apostolic of Saxon Upper Lusatia.
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 Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1137 Saxony was passed to the Welfen dynasty.
In the Congress of Vienna Saxony was forced to cease its northern territories to Prussia.
Today Saxony also includes a little part of Silesia around the town of Görlitz which remained German after the war and for obvious reasons of unviability as a separate state, was incorporated into Saxony.
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 Albert, Duke of Saxony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Wettin (January 27, 1443 – September 12, 1500), Duke of Saxony, surnamed the Bold or the Courageous, was the younger son of Frederick II the Mild.
After escaping from the hands of Kunz von Kaufungen, who had abducted him together with his brother Ernest, he passed some time at the court of the emperor Frederick III in Vienna.
He had to a great extent succeeded, and was paying a visit to Saxony, when he was recalled by news of a fresh rising.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albert,_Duke_of_Saxony   (434 words)

  
 SAXONY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saxony has been considered to have the most vibrant economy among the former GDR states.
In 1485, Saxony was split as a collateral line of the Wettin princes received what later became Thuringia and founded several small states there (see Thuringia).
After 1918 Saxony was a state in the Weimar_Republic and was the scene of Gustav_Stresemann's overthrow of the KPD/SPD led government in 1923, during the Nazi era and under Soviet occupation.
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 SAXONY - Online Information article about SAXONY
metal raised in Saxony in 1907 was £7,036,000; in 1870 it was £314,916.
Saxony is particularly well-equipped with technical schools, the textile industries being especially fostered by numerous schools of weaving, See also:
Frederick of Meissen, and gradually the name of Saxony spread over all the lands ruled by this prince and his descendants.
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 Augustus II of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Augustus II, nicknamed "the Strong" (May 12, 1670–February 1, 1733; (Polish: August II Mocny; German: August II der Starke) was Elector of Saxony (where he was known as Frederick Augustus I) from 1694 to 1733 and King of Poland from 1697 to 1704 and again from 1709 to 1733.
Born in Dresden in Saxony, Frederick Augustus was the son of John George III and.
Although he was unsuccessful in his attempt to make the Polish kingdom hereditary, his eldest son, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, followed him as King of Poland as Augustus III, although he had to be installed by a Russian army in the War of the Polish Succession.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Augustus_II_of_Poland   (892 words)

  
 DUCHY OF SAXONY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Duchy of Saxony was a medieval Duchy covering the greater part of Northern Germany.
The Anglo-Saxons came from the latter parts of the Duchy of Saxony to England.
919 Henry of Saxony (Henry_I_the_Fowler) is elected King of the Germans by the assembled Saxon and Frankish princes in Fritzlar.
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 Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saxony Saxony in the 19th and 20th centuries
During the The Revolutions of 1848 in the German states1848-49 constitutionalist revolutions in Germany, Saxony became a hotbed for revolutionaries, with anarchists such as Mikhail Bakunin and democrats including Richard Wagner and Gottfried Semper taking part in the May Uprising in Dresden/ in 1849.
After 1918 Saxony was a state in the Weimar Republic, during the Nazi GermanyNazi era and under Soviet occupation.
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 Saxony and Its History
After Henry the Lion, the powerful Duke of Saxony and Bavaria was defeated in 1176 by Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, the boundaries of the duchy were reduced and redrawn to centre it on the middle Elbe with its capital at Wittenberg.
Its ruler, the margrave was an appointee of the emperor.
At its centre a sarcophagus was erected in 1563 for Moritz, the Elector of Saxony.
www.apex.net.au /~jgk/saxony/history.html   (11891 words)

  
 Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first duchy of Saxony emerged about 900 in a region, which is completely different from the present state of Saxony: It was located in today's Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The first dukes of Saxony were at the same time kings (or emperors) of the Holy Roman Empire (Ottonian or Saxon Dynasty).
Today Saxony also includes a little part of Silesia around the town of Goerlitz which remained German after the war.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - - ARCHIVE - Ducal Court of Saxony
Duke Albrecht is the Duke of Saxe-wittenberg, and the Elector of Saxony.
Every of the 15 Counties in Saxony has a representat there, except from the COunty of Meissen, in which all members have a place in the Council, also has the Ducal Advisors special seats in the Council, and other people can be granted a special place if the Duke wants.
This treaty confirms that the sole aim of the war was to depose and punish Friedrich II of Saxony.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=108053&page=1   (5946 words)

  
 The Rulers of Poland
The nobility themselves, becoming less influential as they lost their military valour and, in many cases, impoverished, saw the veto as the last symbol of their ability to play a role in the running of the Commonwealth.
In 1697 the Elector of Saxony, August, was elected King.
The Constitution was hailed in the United States, England and France, but was seen as a threat to the absolute rulers of Prussia, Austria and, especially, Russia.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
919 Henry of Saxony (Henry I the Fowler) is elected King of the Germans by the assembled Saxon and Frankish dukes in Fritzlar.
His realm covers more than two thirds of Germany from the Alps to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, making him the mightiest ruler in central Europe.
1180 Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, removes his cousin Henry the Lion from the Duchy, but leaves him the small duchies of Brunswick and Lüneburg, giving Saxony to the Ascanians who were based further east, near the Elbe.
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 History of Dresden, Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saxony, a fertile upland, lies at the very heart of the European continent; its main river, the Elbe, is eastern Europe's most direct trade route to the Atlantic Ocean.
During the Middle Ages, rich deposits of silver, tin, copper, iron, and semi- precious gems were discovered in Saxony's mountainous south; with these mineral resources, Saxony developed into an early center of craftsmanship and light industry.
Although the city suffered heavily from the bombardment of February 13, 1945, the art treasures, having been safely concealed, survive to establish the importance of Dresden as a cultural center.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/dres/dreshist.html   (235 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Wettiners were the most powerful rulers in Saxony in the 13th century.
In the region of Zwickau the sovereign of Schönburg and Wildenfels were given the rule over their comparatively small territories.
The rural constitution of 1946 as well as the Saxon constitution of 1947 established democratic values in Saxony again, like they had existed before the beginning of Hitler’s dictatorship.
www.zwickauerland.de /Englisch/Geschichte/Geschichte.htm   (811 words)

  
 Lists_of_incumbents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rulers of the Fon state of Danhome (Agbome) (Dahomey)
Rulers of the Fon state of Savi Hweda
Rulers of the Akan states of Akwamu and Twifo-Heman
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 Festung Königstein
Königstein's largest wine cask was made by order of Saxony's ruler August the Strong; it held 238,000 litres and stood in the Magdalenenburg (Magdalene's Castle) cellar until 1818
Saxony becomes a kingdom, standing in the favour of Napoleon, and Königstein Fortress becomes a Fortress of the Confederation of the Rhine
Saxony loses a large proportion of its territory in the Vienna Congress; Königstein is Saxony's only remaining country fortress
www.festung-koenigstein.de /fk_or6_en.html   (803 words)

  
 Upper Lusatia Region (Saxony, Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is situated in the easter part of Saxony, near the Polish border.
Being a border town, Bautzen was ruled by German, Polish and Bohemian rulers for many centuries, until 1635 when it became part of Sachsen and thus Germany.
It is not known when Bautzen received city rights, but already in 1200 it had a clear urban character, and due to the incorporation of some villages in 1250 it became a large city.
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 Guide and Index to Lists of Rulers
One motivation is that history is often not taught anymore in terms of dynasties and rulers, since this is thought (by an academic elite comfortably supported by the taxpayers) to be too elitist and too removed from the life of the people.
A skeleton for history of rulers, with maps and genealogies, provides a perspective of time and space, and on real individuals whom we know about, that is otherwise hard to obtain.
This is all collapsed in the table above into the category of "Pre-Roman Rulers," but it is, of course, a vast subject, beginning with Egypt and Sumer and continuing right up to the kingdoms of the Hellenistic age.
www.friesian.com /histindx.htm   (3012 words)

  
 Index of /wiki/en/ru/   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rulers of the Akan states of Akwamu and TwifoHeman
Rulers of the Ngoni Dynasty of Jere (Qeko)
Rulers of the Ngoni Dynasty of Maseko (Gomani)
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 The Electors of Saxony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the side of the king he participated 1420 at the Hussit wars and was recompenced January 6th 1423 with the Duchy Saxony-Wittenberg and the Palatine county Saxony.
After the death of his brother William Frederick became ruler over the entire possession of The House of Wettini except Thuringia.
In 1438 was considered the first federal state parliament of Saxony.
www.die-sachsen-kommen.de /en/elector.htm   (500 words)

  
 List of Polish rulers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The best-known dynasties are the Piast (c.962–1370) and Jagiellonian (1386–1572): intervening and subsequent monarchs were often rulers also of neighboring lands, or princes drawn from foreign dynasties.
Polish kingship ended after the third Partitions of PolandPartition in 1795, and independence was restored on a republican basis in 1918/.
Note: only rulers acknowledged as overlords (or high-dukes,''senior'') of all Poland (usually those who inherited the "royal province of Cracow") are listed.
www.infothis.com /find/List_of_Polish_rulers   (507 words)

  
 Genealogy - The Rulers of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first ruler of stature was Henry I, Duke of Saxony who acceeded in 919.
Henry I, (The Fowler), Duke of Saxony, son of Duke Otto of Saxony, was the first of the Saxon line of German Kings.
He was the son of Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, and nephew of Henry V, He was King of Germany from 1138-1152, chosen successor of Lothair, and King of Italy 1128-1152.
www.provenlines.com /hist8.html   (1938 words)

  
 Dresden
Inside, the mostly Baroque interior contrasts with the modern Pieta altarpiece in a side chapel, built as a memorial to WWII victims.
The Reformation era electors, Frederick the Wise, John the Strong, and John Frederick, are displayed on a wall near the Elbe riverfront, along with all the rulers of Saxony dating from about the 12th Century to the 19th.
And Sauerbraten, you may know, is a regional specialty of Saxony and Thuringian.
www.escobedo97.com /grobiens/Dresden   (384 words)

  
 World History Blog: 06/05/2005 - 06/11/2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry and Mathilda were the first royal rulers from Saxony.
Mathilda herself was the object of much veneration, revered as the patron saint of the Ottonians and commemorated in numerous historiographical writings of the time, including two works about her life, the Vita Mathildis reginae antiquior (the earlier Life of Queen Mathilda), and the Vita Mathildis reginae posterior (the later Life of Queen Mathilda).
Blending biography, hagiography, and dynastic history, these vitae reveal issues central to both tenth century Germany in general, and to the Ottonian family in particular, including control of land and wealth, issues of status, and gender roles for men and women.
world-history-blog.blogspot.com /2005_06_05_world-history-blog_archive.html   (1442 words)

  
 557lec3&4Decline&PartitionsofPoland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was elected with money from the rulers of Austria, Prussia and Russia, to counter the French candidate, the Duke of Conti, who was elected by the majority of Polish nobles.
He was known as an enlightened ruler and was expected to have the support of Austria, ruled at that time by another enlightened monarch, Leopold II, who supported Polish reforms.
Also, after the Napoleonic invasion of 1812, Russian rulers and politicians, later Russian public opinion, considered the Polish lands as vital for the defense of the Russian Empire.
raven.cc.ku.edu /~eceurope/hist557/lect3-4.htm   (7441 words)

  
 15 Minutes Magazine - Travel
Built in 1726-43, Frauenkirche was renowned as a masterpiece of baroque architecture and a significant symbol of German Protestantism.
It’s no wonder that it was built in Saxony, as this was the first state in which the Reformation took hold.
This long mural, made of 25,000 tiles of Meissen china, was created in 1907 and depicts the rulers of Saxony from 1123 to 1904.
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