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Frederick Augustus I of Saxony

1750 - 1827

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Frederick Augustus I (German: Friedrich August I.; Polish: Fryderyk August I; 23 December 1750 – 5 May 1827) was a member of the House of Wettin who reigned as the last Elector of Saxony from 1763 to 1806 (as Frederick Augustus III) and as King of Saxony from 1806 to 1827. He was also Duke of Warsaw from 1807 to 1815. Throughout his political career Frederick Augustus tried to rehabilitate and recreate the Polish state that was torn apart and ceased to exist after the final partition of Poland in 1795. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Augustus I of Saxony has received more than 350,744 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Frederick Augustus I of Saxony is the 1,601st most popular politician (up from 1,741st in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Germany (up from 491st in 2019) and the 119th most popular German Politician.

Frederick Augustus I of Saxony is most famous for his role in the War of the Austrian Succession. He was also the father of Frederick the Great, who would later become King of Prussia.

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Among politicians, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 1,601 out of 15,577Before him are Al-Mu'tasim, Carloman, Xerxes II of Persia, Joseph I of Portugal, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and Sergey Shoygu. After him are Maria Luisa of Spain, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Lajos Kossuth, Mohamed Naguib, Amon of Judah, and Bernhard von Bülow.

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Among people born in 1750, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 5Before him are Antonio Salieri, Letizia Ramolino, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and Tipu Sultan. After him are Caroline Herschel, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Francisco de Miranda, Heshen, Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa, and Murad Bey. Among people deceased in 1827, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 7Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Alessandro Volta, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, William Blake, and Augustin-Jean Fresnel. After him are Wilhelm Hauff, Samuel Crompton, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Ernst Chladni, and Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 438 out of 6,142Before him are Roland Freisler (1893), Victoria of Baden (1862), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Adolf Butenandt (1903), and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848). After him are Hans Fischer (1881), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Felix Klein (1849), and F. W. Murnau (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 119Before him are Carol I of Romania (1839), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), and Victoria of Baden (1862). After him are Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Josef Kramer (1906), Otto of Bavaria (1848), and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911).