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  2. Frederick Augustus II ( German: Friedrich August II.; 18 May 1797 in Dresden – 9 August 1854 in Brennbüchel, Karrösten, Tyrol) was King of Saxony and a member of the House of Wettin .

  3. They had a son, Frederick Augustus II (1696–1763), who succeeded his father as Elector of Saxony and King of Poland as Augustus III. [3] While in Venice during the carnival season, his older brother, the Elector John George IV, contracted smallpox from his mistress Magdalena Sibylla of Neidschutz.

  4. Feb 14, 2024 · Augustus II (born May 12, 1670, Dresden, Saxony [Germany]—died February 1, 1733, Warsaw, Poland) was the 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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  5. Frederick Augustus II, (born May 18, 1797, Dresden, Saxony—died Aug. 9, 1854, the Tirol, Austria), reform-minded king of Saxony and nephew of Frederick Augustus I, who favoured German unification but was frightened into a reactionary policy by the revolutions of 1848–49.

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  6. Details individual; ruler; Polish; German; Male Life dates 1696-1763 Biography Son of Frederick August I of Saxony (Augustus II of Poland). 1719 married Maria Josepha, daughter of the emperor Joseph I. Succeeded his father as elector of Saxony in February 1733.

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