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AUGUST II

( The King of Poland and Elector of Saxony)

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Biography AUGUST II
Strong Augustus II (1670-1733) - King of Poland and Elector of Saxony (Friedrich August I), earned the nickname for Strong enormous physical strength. It was the second son of the Saxon Elector John George III. After the death of his brother John George IV of Saxony was kurfyurstvo in 1694, Mr.. Without much success fighting the French and the Turks. After the death of Sobieski s elected King of Poland in 1697, which converted to Catholicism. Restored the Catholic Church in Saxony. In alliance with Denmark and Peter I started a war against Charles XII, . but acted so poorly: in 1702 divided, . in 1704 deprived the Polish throne, . in 1706 on Altranshtadskomu world signed the abdication, . but after the battle of Poltava, . in 1709 the newly restored,
. He took part in European wars, but for the most part unsuccessfully.


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