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Augustus III of Poland

1696 - 1763

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Augustus III (Polish: August III Sas, Lithuanian: Augustas III; 17 October 1696 – 5 October 1763) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1733 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire where he was known as Frederick Augustus II (German: Friedrich August II). He was the only legitimate son of Augustus II the Strong, and converted to Roman Catholicism in 1712 to secure his candidacy for the Polish throne. In 1719 he married Maria Josepha, daughter of Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, and became Elector of Saxony following his father's death in 1733. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus III of Poland has received more than 559,253 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Augustus III of Poland is the 687th most popular politician (up from 922nd in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Germany (up from 261st in 2019) and the 49th most popular German Politician.

Augustus III of Poland was a member of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and was most famous for being the last king of Poland. He was the son of Frederick Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and Maria Josepha of Austria. He was the grandson of Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, and Maria Josepha of Austria.

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Among politicians, Augustus III of Poland ranks 687 out of 15,577Before him are Hong Taiji, Michael VIII Palaiologos, Maxentius, Ion Antonescu, Franjo Tuđman, and Afonso I of Portugal. After him are Nebuchadnezzar I, Gwangjong of Goryeo, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Louis the Stammerer, Albert I of Belgium, and Yuan Shikai.

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Among people born in 1696, Augustus III of Poland ranks 2Before him is Mahmud I. After him are Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Alphonsus Liguori, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, Maurice de Saxe, Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Johann Melchior Molter, Marco Foscarini, and Christian August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Among people deceased in 1763, Augustus III of Poland ranks 1After him are Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Cao Xueqin, Pierre de Marivaux, Peter Forsskål, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, and Marco Foscarini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Augustus III of Poland ranks 184 out of 6,142Before him are Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), and Max Born (1882). After him are Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), and Hans Holbein the Younger (1497).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Augustus III of Poland ranks 49Before him are Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (973), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Olaf Scholz (1958), and Arnulf of Carinthia (850). After him are Ilse Koch (1906), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), and Konstantin von Neurath (1873).