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 280,275 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Frederick Augustus I of Saxony is the 1,744th most popular politician (down from 1,665th in 2019), the 491st most popular biography from Germany (down from 448th in 2019) and the 129th 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 1,744 out of 15,710Before him are Maria II of Portugal, Zhengde Emperor, Jehoash of Judah, Temür Khan, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and Shepseskaf. After him are Athalaric, Theophanu, Achaemenes, Charles II of Naples, Robert, Count of Clermont, and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

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Among people born in 1750, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 5Before him are Antonio Salieri, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Letizia Ramolino, 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, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Samuel Crompton, George Canning, and Ernst Chladni.

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Among people born in Germany, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony ranks 491 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Werner Sombart (1863), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Johann Bayer (1572), and Hans Geiger (1882). After him are Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Otto Carius (1922), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), and Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490).

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