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  1. The first care of the new elector was to come to terms with John Frederick, and to strengthen his own hold upon the electoral position. This object was secured by a treaty made at Naumburg in February 1554, when, in return for the grant of Altenburg and other lands, John Frederick recognized Augustus as elector of Saxony.

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    When in 1180, Henry the Lion was deposed as Duke of Saxony and Bavaria by his cousin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (a.k.a. "Barbarossa" for his red beard), Bavaria was awarded as fief to the Wittelsbach family, counts palatinate of Schyren ("Scheyern" in modern German). They ruled for 738 years, from 1180 to 1918.

  3. fmg.ac › Projects › MedLandsSAXONY DUKES - FMG

    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 ...

  4. Jul 17, 2022 · The trophy commemorates the victory of Elector Johann Georg I of Saxony at Dresden’s Witsun crossbow shooting competition in 1618. The shoots had been held since the early 15th century, at least, and it became tradition for winners to donate engraved silver trophies to the city of Dresden.

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