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  1. Johann George II (31 May 1613 – 22 August 1680) was the Elector of Saxony from 1656 to 1680. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin . Contents 1 Biography 2 Family 3 Ancestors 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References Biography [ edit] 17th century Order of the Garter stall plate for John George II, Elector of Saxony.

  2. John George II, (born May 31, 1613, Dresden, Saxony—died Aug. 22, 1680, Freiberg, Saxony), elector of Saxony (1657–80), under whom Dresden became the musical centre of Germany.

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  3. Apr 27, 2022 · About John George II, Elector of Saxony Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia: English Deutsch Elector of Saxony Reign 8. October 1656 – 22 August 1680 Predecessor: John George I Successor: John George III view all John George II, Elector of Saxony's Timeline Genealogy Directory: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z close settings

    • May 31, 1613
    • August 22, 1680
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    He was the third (fourth in order of birth) but eldest surviving son of the Elector Johann George I, Elector of Saxony and Magdalene Sybille of Prussia, his second spouse. He succeeded his father as Elector of Saxony when John George I died on 8 October 1656. In 1657 John George made an arrangement with his three brothers with the object of prevent...

    In Dresden on 13 November 1638 John George married Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. They had three children: 1. Sibylle Marie (16 September 1642 – 27 February 1643) 2. Erdmuthe Sophie (25 February 1644 – 22 June 1670), married on 29 October 1662 to Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth 3. John George III(20 June 1647 – 12 Sept...

    Mary E. Frandsen: Crossing Confessional Boundaries. The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in 17th Century Dresden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-517831-9

  4. Nine years after the Treaty of Westphalia, John George II (1657-1680) ascended the throne as Elector of Saxony. He engineered a rapprochement with both the Roman Catholic Louis XIV of France (1643-1715) and the Habsburg emperor Leopold I (1658-1705) of Austria and made his court at Dresden a haven to artists.

  5. Research genealogy for John George II Elector of Saxony of Dresden, Stadt Dresden, Sachsen, Germany, as well as other members of the Saxony family, on Ancestry®.

  6. May 1, 2022 · Johann George II (31 May 1613 – 22 August 1680) was the Elector of Saxony from 1656 to 1680. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin.

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