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  2. Augustus, Elector of Saxony - Wikipedia,_Elector_of_Saxony

    Augustus (31 July 1526 – 11 February 1586) was Elector of Saxony from 1553 to 1586. First years [ edit ] Augustus was born in Freiberg , the youngest child and third (but second surviving) son of Henry IV, Duke of Saxony , and Catherine of Mecklenburg .

  3. Augustus | Reformer, Lutheranism, Saxon Ruler | Britannica

    Augustus, (born July 31, 1526, Freiberg, Saxony—died February 12, 1586, Dresden, Saxony), elector of Saxony and leader of Protestant Germany who, by reconciling his fellow Lutherans with the Roman Catholic Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, helped bring the initial belligerency of the Reformation in Germany to an end.

  4. Electorate of Saxony - Wikipedia

    King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, who as Frederick Augustus III was the last elector of Saxony. After taking part in the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778/79), Saxony no longer participated in "haggling over land" ( Länderschacher ) and merely ended a permanent dispute over the area around Glaucha , which brought the state treasury seven ...

  5. Seven Years' War - Wikipedia'_War

    Seven Years' War The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) was a global conflict that involved most of the European great powers and was fought primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. Other concurrent conflicts include the French and Indian War (1754–1763), the Carnatic Wars (1744–1763), and the Anglo-Spanish War (1762–1763).

  6. Augustus - Wikipedia

    Imperator Caesar. Octavian's early coins and inscriptions all refer to him simply as Gaius Caesar, but by 38 BC he had replaced "Gaius" with the victory title imperator ("commander"). [8] [9] Occasionally the epithet divi filius or divi Iuli (i) filius ("son of the divine Julius") was included, alluding to Julius Caesar's deification in 42 BC. [10]

  7. Louis XVI - Wikipedia

    Louis XVI (Louis Auguste; French: [lwi sɛːz]; 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), sometimes known as The Last, was the last king of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution .

  8. Frederick Augustus II (elector of Saxony) |

    Frederick Augustus II, elector of Saxony: see Augustus III, king of Poland. Source for information on Frederick Augustus II (elector of Saxony): The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. dictionary.

  9. Frederick the Great - Wikipedia

    Frederick the Great Frederick II ( German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia from 1740 until 1772, and King of Prussia from 1772 until his death in 1786.

  10. Dresden | Germany, Population, Bombing, & Map | Britannica

    The electors Augustus I and Augustus II modernized the city in the Baroque and Rococo styles in the late 17th and 18th centuries, rebuilding New Town (burned in 1685) and founding Friedrichstadt, northwest of Old Town. The Treaty of Dresden (1745), between Prussia, Saxony, and Austria, ended the second Silesian War and confirmed Silesia as ...

  11. Cecil Papers: July-December 1569 | British History Online

    [Elector of Saxony] to the Queen. 1569, Sept. 28. Henry Killigrew has doubtless safely reached England and truly reported his dealings with us and the other German Princes, and that the Electors of Saxony and Brandenburg had determined that an assembly should be held at Nuremburg of the rest of the Princes of the Augsburg Confession, or of ...