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John George I (5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. He led Saxony through the Thirty Years' War, which dominated his 45 year reign. Contents 1 Biography 2 Assessment 3 Family and children 4 Ancestors 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References Biography [ edit] Monument to John George in Johanngeorgstadt.
Killed by a bomb. 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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Johann Georg I. von Sachsen, Kurfürst von Sachsen, was born 5 March 1585 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany to Christian I. von Sachsen (1560-1591) and Sophie von Brandenburg (1568-1622) and died 8 October 1656 Dresden, Saxony, Germany of unspecified causes.
John George died at Freiberg on the 22nd of August 1680. John George III. (1647–1691), elector of Saxony, the only son of John George II., was born on the 20th of June 1647. He forsook the vacillating foreign policy of his father and in June 1683 joined an alliance against France.
John George of Brandenburg ( German: Johann Georg von Brandenburg; 11 September 1525 – 8 January 1598) was a prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1571–1598). A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the son of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, and his first wife Magdalena of Saxony .