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      • John George I of Saxony (German: Johann Georg I) (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. His reign coincided with much of the Thirty Years' War, during which the Protestant John George often aligned with whichever side could guarantee that he would retain his lands.
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  1. John George I (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. Contents 1 Biography 2 Assessment 3 Family and children 4 Ancestors 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References Biography Monument to John George in Johanngeorgstadt. Born in Dresden, John George was the second son of the Elector Christian I and Sophie of Brandenburg.

  2. John George I of Saxony, (born March 5, 1585, Dresden, Saxony—died Oct. 18, 1656, Dresden), elector of Saxony from 1611, and the “foremost Lutheran prince” of Germany, whose policies lost for Saxony opportunities for ascendancy and territorial expansion. The leader of the German Lutherans, for most of his life John George proved an implacable enemy of Calvinism and preached obedience to the Habsburg emperors.

  3. John George I (German: Johann Georg I.) (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. Contents 1 Biography 2 Assessment 3 Family and children 4 Ancestors 5 Notes 6 References Biography Born in Dresden, John George was the second son of the Elector Christian I and Sophie of Brandenburg. [1]

  4. John George I of Saxony (German: Johann Georg I) (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. His reign coincided with much of the Thirty Years' War, during which the Protestant John George often aligned with whichever side could guarantee that he would retain his lands. He was aligned for a time with Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, but switched sides a few years later after Gustavus died.

    • 1585
    • Germany
    • 1656
    • Lutheranism
  5. Aug 21, 2017 · Johann Georg I von Sachsen (Wettin, Albertiner), Kurfürst (1585 - 1656) - Genealogy Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony ‹ Back to von Sachsen surname View Complete Profile About Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony Johann Georg Prinz von Sachsen. Member of the House of Wettin. Kurfürst von Sachsen in 1611. The Peerage Geneall Find A Grave

    • March 05, 1585
    • Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland (HRR)
    • Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland (HRR)
  6. John George, 1585–1656, elector of Saxony (1611–56). A drunkard, he nonetheless ruled the leading German Protestant state during the Thirty Years War. He vacillated in his policy between support of the Holy Roman Empire against the Lutheran princes and aid to his fellow Lutherans. He backed (1620) Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II against ...

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