18/09/2022 · This article lists dukes, electors, and kings ruling over different territories named Saxony from the beginning of the Saxon Duchy in the 6th century to the end of the German monarchies in 1918. The electors of Saxony from John the Steadfast onwards have been Lutheran until Augustus II of Saxony converted to Catholicism in order to be elected King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. His descendants have since been Catholic.
07/09/2022 · John George, (born Sept. 11, 1525, Kölln an der Spree, Brandenburg—died Jan. 18, 1598, new style, Kölln an der Spree), elector of Brandenburg who in 1571 succeeded his father, Joachim II. Under his rule the divided electorate was reunited.
Hace 1 día · The king had hoped that he would have an easier time dealing with the Elector of Saxony, John George I than he had had with George William. John George, who earlier been fearful of the growing power of Brandenburg (and the Hohenzollern's generally), was easily induced to employ his electoral vote in favor of Ferdinand and had been a faithful subordinate of Ferdinand in the Bohemian revolt, not least because the emperor had granted him the rich province of Lusatia that had been ...
18/09/2022 · Regencies of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg and Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1543-1548), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1543-1547) and Maurice, Elector of Saxony (1547-1548) In 1557, reunited Kulmbach to Ansbach once more. Left no descendants, and the Margraviates passed to sons of the Elector John George. George Frederick I the Elder
hace 2 días · In 1854 Frederick Augustus II's brother, King John of Saxony, succeeded to the throne. A scholar, King John translated Dante. King John followed a federalistic and pro-Austrian policy throughout the early 1860s until the outbreak of the Austro-Prussian War.