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  1. Engraving, Cornelis Danckaerts Historis, 1642 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.

  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.

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  5. Oct 29, 2022 · Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony's Timeline. 1585. March 5, 1585. Birth of Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony. Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschland (HRR) 1606. January 20, 1606. Birth of Stillborn son 1 von Sachsen, Prinz. 1608.

  6. views 2,278,143 updated 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.

  7. [2] He played a part in the Protestation at Speyer . Biography Guldengroschen of Saxony, c. 1508-1525. The obverse shows Johann's older brother, Frederick, while on the reverse, Johann is portrayed face to face with George, Duke of Saxony.

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