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  1. Augustus II the Strong [a] (12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733), was Elector of Saxony from 1694 as well as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1697 to 1706 and from 1709 until his death in 1733. He belonged to the Albertine branch of the House of Wettin .

  2. 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.

  3. Popularly known as “the Strong” for his formidable physical vigor and power, Augustus II came to power in Saxony in 1694 and won the throne of the Polish-Lit...

  4. Seeking military glory, he assumed command of an imperial army in the war against the Turks. His campaigns on the Transylvanian front in 1695 and 1696 were failures, though part of the blame must fall on the Imperial War Council, to whom Augustus was ultimately subject.

  5. Jun 27, 2018 · 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.

  6. m.dw.com › en › augustus-ii-the-strong-a-legend-lives-on-inAugustus IIDW – 08/23/2011

    Aug 23, 2011 · When it comes to Augustus II the Strong, separating legend from truth becomes tricky. But one thing is certain - the former king of Poland left a lasting mark on Dresden, where he was born.

  7. Oct 4, 2023 · Augustus the Strong, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Elector of Saxony, was remarkable for his physical strength, his many mistresses and illegitimate children. Pleasure-seeking, unhappily married, deposed and reinstated, a patron of the arts and science, he resisted Russian interference.

  8. 5 days ago · Pursuing schemes of dynastic greatness, Augustus II involved unwilling Poland in a coalition war against Charles XII of Sweden that proved disastrous. In 1702 Charles invaded the country, forced Augustus out, and staged an election of the youthful Stanisław I Leszczyński as king.

  9. Augustus II the Strong (12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733), was Elector of Saxony from 1694 as well as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1697 to 1706 and from 1709 until his death in 1733. He belonged to the Albertine branch of the House of Wettin.

  10. Augustus II, 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...

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