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  1. Augustus III (Polish: August III Sas, Lithuanian: Augustas III; 17 October 1696 – 5 October 1763) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1733 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire where he was known as Frederick Augustus II (German: Friedrich August II).

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    Jul 02, 2015 · The third power force to emerge chronologically in Saxony was the family of Hermann Billung (see Chapter 3), who was appointed military chief in Saxony by Emperor Otto I and referred to as dux from 965. The ducal title attributed to the Billung dukes was at first not linked specifically with the territory of Saxony in contemporary documentation ...

  3. In the fall of 1517 an ostensibly innocuous event quickly made Luther’s name a household word in Germany. Irritated by Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar who was reported to have preached to the faithful that the purchase of a letter of indulgence entailed the forgiveness of sins, Luther drafted a set of propositions for the purpose of conducting an academic debate on indulgences at the ...

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