Friedrich August III, King of Saxony

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Name
Friedrich August III, King of Saxony Gender: M
Friedrich August Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor
born on 25 May 1865 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)
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Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°32' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°00'



King of Saxony Friedrich August III

Biography

German royalty, the last King of Saxony (1904–1918). Frederick Augustus was the first son of King George and his wife, Maria Anna of Portugal.

Frederick Augustus served in the Royal Saxon Army before becoming king, and later was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall.

He married Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany, in Vienna on 21 November 1891. They had seven children.

Though well-loved by his subjects, he voluntarily abdicated as king on 13 November 1918, after the defeat of the German Empire in World War I. He died on 18 February 1932 in Sibyllenort (now Szczodre) in Lower Silesia and was buried in Dresden.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Friedrich August III., Sachsens volkstümlichster König: ein Bild seines Lebens und seiner Zeit" by Friedrich Kracke (Studiengruppe für Sächsische Geschichte und Kultur; [Kommissionverlag: Ilmgau Verlag, Pfaffenhofen/Ilm], 1964), p. 25: "Am 25. Mai 1865 wurde er dann geboren und erhielt in der heiligen Taufe die Namen Friedrich August Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp. Sein Geburtstag fiel in diesem Jahre auf den Himmelfahrtstag. Es war abends ein halb neun Uhr, als der Prinz und künftige König das Licht der Welt erblickte, und zwar in dem Königlichen Palais auf der Langgasse (dem späteren Zinzendorf- palais)"

[Translation: "On May 25, 1865, he was born and received in Holy Baptism by the name Friedrich August Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp .... It was in the evening at half past eight o'clock when the prince and future king saw the light of day, namely in the Royal Palace on long Street (later Zinzendorf-palais)"

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