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Saxony - Historical Events
Date Event
919-05-12

Duke Henry of Saxony becomes King Henry I of Oostfrankischreich

1526-02-27

Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)

1635-05-30

The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

1664-04-06

France & Saxony sign alliance

1697-06-02

August, Elector of Saxony becomes Catholic

1697-06-27

Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king

1700-02-12

The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark—Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1719-01-05

Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact

1760-11-03

Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria

1763-02-15

Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War

1923-10-10

Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government

1946-11-01

West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

1998-06-03

Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.

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Saxony - Birthdays
Date Event
1370-04-11

Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony

1443-01-27

Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)

1461-12-25

Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)

1463-01-17

Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther

1471-08-27

George the Bearded, Meissen, Germany, Duke of Saxony (1500-39) (d. 1539)

1473-03-16

Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)

1473-10-26

Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)

1521-03-21

Maurice, Duke and later Elector of Saxony (1547-53). Died 1553

1630-10-14

Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)

1647-06-20

Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91)

1668-10-18

Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94)

1670-05-12

Frederick Augustus I/ August II, the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (reputed to have sired 355 children) (d. 1733)

1715-07-04

Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)

1722-09-05

Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)

1724-11-24

Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)

1728-08-29

Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)

1750-12-23

Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)

1797-05-18

Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54)

1801-11-13

Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)

1803-12-07

Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (d. 1829)

1805-01-27

Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)

1828-04-23

King Albert of Saxony, Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden

1833-08-05

Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)

1865-05-25

Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp King Friedrich August the Third of Saxony,

1913-02-25

Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)

1959-06-09

Christian Wulff, German politician, currently prime minister of Lower Saxony.

Saxony - Weddings
Date Event
1853-05-19

Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar

Saxony - Deaths
Date Event
973-03-27

Herman, Duke of Saxony

984-05-05

Gerberga of Saxony, Queen of Western Francia

1011-02-09

Bernard I, Duke of Saxony

1059-06-29

Bernard II, Duke of Saxony

1072-03-28

Ordulf, Duke of Saxony

1106-08-23

Magnus, Duke of Saxony

1113-08-04

Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)

1428-01-04

Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370)

1510-12-14

Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)

1532-08-16

John the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (b. 1468)

1539-04-17

George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471)

1553-07-09

Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)

1554-03-03

Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50

1680-08-22

Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67

1691-09-12

Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91), dies at 44

1694-04-27

Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25

1827-05-05

Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76

1829-05-18

Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)

1893-08-22

Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75

1902-06-19

King Albert of Saxony, Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden

1932-02-18

Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp King Friedrich August the Third of Saxony,

1948-09-16

Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies

1974-03-12

George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)


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