Augustus II [a] (12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733), most commonly known as Augustus the Strong, was Elector of Saxony from 1694 as well as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in the years 1697–1706 and from 1709 until his death in 1733. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin .
Augustus II, also called Augustus Frederick, byname Augustus the Strong, Polish August II Wettin or August Mocny, German August Friedrich or August der Starke, (born May 12, 1670, Dresden, Saxony [Germany]—died February 1, 1733, Warsaw, Poland), king of Poland and elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus I). Though he regained Poland’s former provinces of Podolia and Ukraine, his reign marked the beginning of Poland’s decline as a European power.
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Aug 23, 2011 · Actors posing as Augustus II are a sight to behold in Dresden. The standard costume involves a mountain of flowing locks, kingly robes and a physique that lives up to the ruler's nickname,...
AUGUSTUS II THE STRONG (SAXONY AND POLAND) (1670 – 1733), Elector Frederick Augustus I of Saxony 1694 – 1733 and King Augustus II of Poland 1697 – 1704 and 1709 – 1733. Augustus's father, Elector John George III of Saxony, and his mother, Anna Sophie, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark, married in 1666 to tie the Danish royal family to the Wettin dynasty of Saxony.
- He Wasn’t Supposed To Have Power. Augustus II was born in May 1670 to gold and glory. As the son of the current Elector of Saxony, little Augustus wanted for almost nothing as a child.
- His Brother Died In Infamous Circumstances. In 1694, Augustus’ older brother—who had already inherited the position of Elector—met a scandalous end, contracting smallpox from his mistress and then perishing.
- His Marriage Was Miserable. Augustus II’s issues started early—just before he became Elector, in fact. The year before his brother conveniently died, the 24-year-old Augustus had married 21-year-old Christiane of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.
- He Was A Serial Cheater. Growing up as the second son, Augustus II had gotten used to some debauched antics. In particular, he was very used to having a string of mistresses warm his bed, and didn’t like the idea of marriage cramping his style.
Apr 26, 2022 · August II Mocny; 12 мая 1670, Дрезден — 1 февраля 1733, Варшава) — курфюрст Саксонии с 7 мая 1694 года, король польский и великий князь литовский с 15 сентября 1697 года (провозглашение королем 17 июня 1697 года) по 16 февраля 1704 года (1-й раз, фактически до 24 сентября 1706 года) и с 8 августа 1709 года (2 ...