George, Duke of Saxony

1471 - 1539

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George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony (Meissen, 27 August 1471 – Dresden, 17 April 1539), was Duke of Saxony from 1500 to 1539 known for his opposition to the Reformation. While the Ernestine line embraced Lutheranism, the Albertines (headed by George) were reluctant to do so. Despite George's efforts to avoid a succession by a Lutheran upon his death in 1539, he could not prevent it from happening. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George, Duke of Saxony has received more than 95,655 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. George, Duke of Saxony is the 266th most popular nobleman (down from 218th in 2019), the 1,315th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,017th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Nobleman.

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Among noblemen, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 266 out of 843Before him are Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Luisa of Naples and Sicily, Saint Margaret of Scotland, Madeleine of Valois, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Afonso, Prince of Portugal, César, Duke of Vendôme, Princess Sophie of Saxony, Theobald III, Count of Champagne, and Stephen, Count of Blois.

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Among people born in 1471, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 3Before him are Albrecht Dürer and Frederick I of Denmark. After him are Elisabetta Gonzaga and Krishnadevaraya. Among people deceased in 1539, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 7Before him are Isabella of Portugal, Guru Nanak, Isabella d'Este, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, and Ferdinand Columbus. After him are Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Elizabeth Blount, Ottaviano Petrucci, John III, Duke of Cleves, Pierre Gringore, and Il Pordenone.

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Among people born in Germany, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 1,315 out of 5,289Before him are Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1751), Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria (1447), Hans Scharoun (1893), Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1803), and Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661). After him are Max Immelmann (1890), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), Sepp Herberger (1897), Johann Eck (1486), Johann Arndt (1555), and Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618).

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