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  1. 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.

  2. John, byname John The Steadfast, German Johann Der Beständige, (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.

  3. John George I of Saxony, (born March 5, 1585, Dresden, Saxony—died Oct. 18, 1656, Dresden), elector of Saxony from 1611, and the “foremost Lutheran prince” of Germany, whose policies lost for Saxony opportunities for ascendancy and territorial expansion. The leader of the German Lutherans, for most of his life John George proved an implacable enemy of Calvinism and preached obedience to ...

  4. 23/04/2022 · John George IV, (born Oct. 18, 1668, Dresden, Saxony—died April 27, 1694, Dresden), elector of Saxony (1691–94). At the beginning of his reign his chief adviser was Hans Adam von Schöning (1641–96), who counselled a union between Saxony and Brandenburg and a more independent attitude toward the emperor Leopold I.

  5. Frederick II, byname Frederick The Gentle, or Mild, German Friedrich Der Sanftmütige, (born Aug. 22, 1411, Leipzig—died Sept. 7, 1464, Leipzig), Saxon elector (1428–64) and eldest son of Frederick the Warlike; he successfully defended his electorship against the Ascanian Saxe-Lauenburg line and instituted regular diets in his territories.

  6. John, Elector of Saxony. Johann (30 June 1468 – 16 August 1532), known as Johann the Steadfast or Johann the Constant (Johann, der Beständige), was Elector of Saxony from 1525 until 1532 from the House of Wettin. He is notable for organising the Lutheran Church in the Electorate of Saxony from a state and administrative level.

  7. Frederick III (1463 – 1525), known as Frederick the Wise (German: Friedrich der Weise), was Elector of Saxony from 1486 to his death. In 1502, Frederick planned to found an academic institution in the city of Wittenberg. Dedicated to religious reform, it would have teachings that openly questioned the actions of the House of Borgia. In response, the Borgia attempted to prevent the opening of ...