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      • John George I (German: Johann Georg I.) (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. Monument to John George in Johanngeorgstadt. Born in Dresden, John George was the second son of the Elector Christian I and Sophie of Brandenburg. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin .
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  1. John George succeeded to the electorate on 23 June 1611 on the death of his elder brother, Christian II. The geographical position of the Electorate of Saxony rather than her high standing among the German Protestants gave her ruler much importance during the Thirty Years' War. At the beginning of his reign, however, the new elector took up a ...

  2. Oct 14, 2021 · John George I of Saxony, (born March 5, 1585, Dresden, Saxony—died Oct. 18, 1656, Dresden), electorof Saxonyfrom 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 Georgeproved an implacableenemy of Calvinismand preached obedience to the Habsburgemperors.

  3. 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
  4. John George I, Elector of Saxony Mar 5, 1585 - Oct 8, 1656. John George I was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. Show less Read more

  5. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin . Engraving of John George I, Elector of Saxony. John George succeeded to the electorate in 23 June 1611 on the death of his elder brother, Christian II. The geographical position of the Electorate of Saxony rather than her high standing among the German Protestants gave her ruler much importance during the Thirty Years' War.

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  6. Aug 21, 2017 · Genealogy profile for Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony Johann Georg I von Sachsen (Wettin, Albertiner), Kurfürst (1585 - 1656) - Genealogy Genealogy for Johann Georg I von Sachsen (Wettin, Albertiner), Kurfürst (1585 - 1656) family tree on Geni, with over 225 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

    • Sophia Eleonore of Saxony
    • Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland (HRR)
    • March 05, 1585
    • Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland (HRR)
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