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  1. Jan 1, 2023 · Frederick I, byname Frederick The Warlike, German Friedrich Der Streitbare, (born April 11, 1370—died Jan. 4, 1428, Altenburg, Thuringia), elector of Saxony who secured the electorship for the House of Wettin, thus ensuring that dynasty’s future importance in German politics.

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  2. Jan 17, 2023 · Frederick, now one of the seven Prince-electors, was a member of the House of Wettin, which since 1089 had ruled over the adjacent Margraviate of Meissen up the Elbe river, established under Emperor Otto I in 965, and since 1242 also over the Landgraviate of Thuringia.

    Name
    Reign
    Notes
    Banzleib
    838 – 840
    Comes et marchio
    850 – 12 March 864 or 866
    Comes et marchio
    12 March 864 or 866 – 2 February 880
    Comes et marchio
    2 February 880 – 30 November 912
    first Duke of the Younger stem duchy
  3. Jan 13, 2023 · Frederick III, byname Frederick the Wise, German Friedrich der Weise, (born Jan. 17, 1463, Torgau, Saxony—died May 5, 1525, Lochau, near Torgau), elector of Saxony who worked for constitutional reform of the Holy Roman Empire and protected Martin Luther after Luther was placed under the imperial ban in 1521.

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    2 days ago · In 1756, Saxony joined a coalition of Austria, France and Russia against Prussia. Frederick II of Prussia chose to attack preemptively and invaded Saxony in August 1756, precipitating the Third Silesian War (part of the Seven Years' War ). The Prussians quickly defeated Saxony and incorporated the Saxon army into the Prussian army.

  5. Jan 5, 2023 · Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Oct 15 2019, 1:44:26 UTC Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Oct 15 2019, 2:03:12 UTC HM Frederick, Prince of Wales (Frederick Louis; 1 February 1707 – 20 March 1751), was a member of the House of Hanover and therefore of the Hanoverian and later British Royal Family, the eldest son of George II and father of George III, as well as ...

  6. Jan 20, 2023 · Frederick II, byname Frederick the Great, German Friedrich der Grosse, (born January 24, 1712, Berlin, Prussia [Germany]—died August 17, 1786, Potsdam, near Berlin), king of Prussia (1740–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia’s territories …

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