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Augustus II the Strong

1670 - 1733

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Augustus II (12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733), most commonly known as Augustus the Strong, was Elector of Saxony from 1694 as well as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in the years 1697–1706 and from 1709 until his death in 1733. He belonged to the Albertine line of the House of Wettin. Augustus' great physical strength earned him the nicknames "the Strong", "the Saxon Hercules" and "Iron-Hand". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustus II the Strong has received more than 911,200 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Augustus II the Strong is the 461st most popular politician (up from 537th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Germany (up from 150th in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Politician.

Augustus II the Strong is most famous for being a king of Poland and Elector of Saxony. He is also known for his patronage of the arts and sciences, as well as his military prowess.

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Among politicians, Augustus II the Strong ranks 461 out of 15,577Before him are Alfred Rosenberg, Ögedei Khan, Mary of Burgundy, Osman III, Radovan Karadžić, and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Georges Pompidou, Lothair I, Arcadius, Robert the Bruce, Handan Sultan, and Rudolf Höss.

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Among people born in 1670, Augustus II the Strong ranks 1After him are Bernard Mandeville, Antonio Caldara, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, John Toland, Giovanni Bononcini, Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham, Maria Margaretha Kirch, Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, and Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje. Among people deceased in 1733, Augustus II the Strong ranks 1After him are François Couperin, Bernard Mandeville, Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, Georg Böhm, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Pieter van der Aa, Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Robert de Visée, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Nicolas Coustou, and John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Augustus II the Strong ranks 125 out of 6,142Before him are Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), and Heinrich Böll (1917). After him are Michael Schumacher (1969), Rudolf Höss (1901), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), and Novalis (1772).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Augustus II the Strong ranks 31Before him are Erich Honecker (1912), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry the Fowler (876), Clara Zetkin (1857), and George I of Great Britain (1660). After him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Agrippina the Younger (15), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), and Charles the Fat (839).