John (German: Johann; Polish: Jan; 12 December 1801 – 29 October 1873) was King of Saxony from 9 August 1854 until his death in 1873. He was a member of the House of Wettin. During his reign, Saxony became a part of the German Empire.
John, (born Dec. 12, 1801, Dresden, Saxony—died Oct. 29, 1873, Pillnitz, near Dresden), king of Saxony (1854–73) who was passionately interested in law and in the arts. Under the name Philalethes he published a translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy (1839–49).
John of Saxony is the name of: John the Old Saxon an Anglo-Saxon scholar and abbot of Athelney John I, Duke of Saxony (1249–1285, Duke 1260–1282) John of Saxony (astronomer) ( fl. 1327–1355). John, Elector of Saxony (1468–1532). John, King of Saxony (1801–1873, King of Saxony, 1854–1873).
The electors of Saxony from John the Steadfast onwards were Lutheran until Augustus II of Saxony converted to Catholicism in order to be elected King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. His descendants (including all Kings of Saxony) have since been Catholic. Old Saxony
SHOW ALL QUESTIONS John ( German: Johann; Polish: Jan; 12 December 1801 – 29 October 1873) was King of Saxony from 9 August 1854 until his death in 1873. He was a member of the House of Wettin. During his reign, Saxony became a part of the German Empire. Oops something went wrong: 403
John, as Saxony's incumbent king, had to accept the Emperor as primus inter pares, although he, like the other German princes, retained some of the prerogatives of a sovereign ruler, including the ability to enter into diplomatic relations with other states. End of the kingdom
John, (born June 30, 1468, Meissen, near Dresden, Saxony—died Aug. 16, 1532, Schweinitz, near Wittenberg, Wittenberg), elector of Saxony and a fervent supporter of Martin Luther; he took a leading part in forming alliances among Germany’s Protestant princes against the Habsburg emperors’ attempts at forced reconversion.
JOHN (1801–1873), king of Saxony, son of Prince Maximilian of Saxony and his wife Caroline of Parma (d. 1804), was born at Dresden on the 12th of December 1801. As a boy he took a keen interest in literature and art (also in history, law, and political science), and studied with the greatest ardour classical and German literature (Herder ...
John the Old Saxon (active c. 885 – 904), also known as John of Saxony or Scotus, was a scholar and abbot of Athelney, probably born in Old Saxony. He was invited to England by King Alfred and contributed to Alfred's revival of English learning.
About John of Saxony Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia King of Saxony reign: 1854–1873 Predecessor: Frederick Augustus II Successor Albert Of Saxony, Johann Nepomuk Maria Joseph Anton Xaver Vincenz Aloys Franz de Paula Stanislaus Bernhard Felix Damasus view all 13