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 the 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 443,595 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Augustus III of Poland is the 923rd most popular politician (down from 738th in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Germany (down from 204th in 2019) and the 70th 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 923 out of 15,710Before him are Alfonso XII of Spain, Vasili IV of Russia, Bashar al-Assad, Haakon VII of Norway, Amenhotep I, and Andrei Gromyko. After him are Feodor III of Russia, Lentulus Batiatus, Carol II of Romania, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Nikephoros III Botaneiates, and Alberto Fujimori.

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Among people born in 1696, Augustus III of Poland ranks 3Before him are Mahmud I and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. After him are 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 Pierre de Marivaux, Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Cao Xueqin, Peter Forsskål, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Marco Foscarini, and Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Augustus III of Poland ranks 261 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), Michael Haneke (1942), and Gerhard Richter (1932). After him are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Johannes Stark (1874), Georgius Agricola (1494), Katharina von Bora (1498), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), and Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Augustus III of Poland ranks 70Before him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Valentinian II (371), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Julius Streicher (1885), and Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756). After him are Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), and Anton Drexler (1884).