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, king of Poland and elector of Saxony. Though he regained Poland’s former provinces of Podolia and Ukraine, his reign marked the beginning of Poland’s decline as a European power. His hopes of establishing a strong Polish monarchy came to naught and his death triggered the War of the Polish Succession.
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Jun 27, 2018 · Augustus II. Augustus II (1670-1733), called Augustus the Strong, was elector of Saxony and king of Poland. Better known for his extravagance and promiscuity than for political shrewdness, he failed in his modest attempts to create a strong and independent Poland. On May 12, 1670, Augustus was born Frederick August of Wettin, in Dresden, the ...
Sep 13, 2023 · Augustus II the Strong of the Albertine line of the House of Wettin was Elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus I ), Imperial Vicar and became King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (as Augustus II). Augustus' great physical strength earned him the nicknames "the Strong", "the Saxon Hercules" and "Iron-Hand."
ARTWORKS Augustus II 'The Strong' (1670–1733), King of Poland and Elector of Saxony Louis de Silvestre (1675–1760) (after) British Museum Photo credit: The Trustees of the British Museum Tag this Augustus ('The Strong') acquired his name through his great physical strength.