George, Duke of Saxony

1471 - 1539

George, Duke of Saxony

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 70,067 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 199th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 217 out of 559Before him are Maria Theresa of Savoy, Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Carolina of Parma, Archduke John of Austria, and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. After him are Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, William, Duke of Austria, Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, and Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp.

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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 Krishnadevaraya and Elisabetta Gonzaga. Among people deceased in 1539, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 5Before him are Isabella of Portugal, Guru Nanak, Isabella d'Este, and Ayas Mehmed Pasha. After him are Ferdinand Columbus, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Ottaviano Petrucci, Elizabeth Blount, John III, Duke of Cleves, and Vannoccio Biringuccio.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 1,018 out of 3,763Before him are Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1800), Johann Elert Bode (1747), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Bernt Notke (1435), Mary Wigman (1886), and Karl-Otto Apel (1922). After him are William, Duke of Nassau (1792), Gerda Christian (1913), Hanns Eisler (1898), Gabriele Münter (1877), Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (1759), and Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748).

Among NOBLEMEN In Germany

Among noblemen born in Germany, George, Duke of Saxony ranks 22Before him are Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845), Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (1635), Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover (1845), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854). After him are Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (1229), Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712), Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1597), John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1589), and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1758).

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