Jan 28, 2023 · 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).
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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 .
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Aug 23, 2011 · A countess stands in front of the Church of Our Lady in Dresden, ready to receive her noble guests - in this case, a group of German tourists eager to see the sights in Dresden. "'Tis a pity, but...
Frederick Augustus I or Augustus II the Strong (German: August II der Starke; Polish: August II Mocny; Lithuanian: Augustas II; 12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733) was Elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus I) and King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (as Augustus II). Augustus's great physical strength earned him the nicknames "the Strong," "the Saxon Hercules" and "Iron-Hand." He liked ...
- 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.
Nov 11, 2020 · 2 Augustus Quotes on Family (WIFE) “Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family’s financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care.” Augustus