John (German: Johann; Polish: Jan; 12 December 1801 – 29 October 1873) was the King of Saxony from 1854 until his death. He was a member of the House of Wettin . During his reign, Saxony became a part of the German Empire .
That same year, Maurice, now 18 years old, went to live in Torgau with his older cousin John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, whom he despised; this led to a strong hatred between them. With another cousin, however, Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse , whom he met in Dresden , Maurice struck up a lifelong friendship.