Category:John of Saxony

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"John of Saxony" may also refer to John, Elector of Saxony (1468–1532).
Deutsch: Johann von Sachsen, vollständiger Name Johann Nepomuk Maria Joseph Anton Xaver Vincenz Aloys Franz de Paula Stanislaus Bernhard Paul Felix Damasus (* 12. Dezember 1801 in Dresden; † 29. Oktober 1873 in Pillnitz) regierte nach dem Tod seines Bruders Friedrich August II. seit 1854 das Königreich Sachsen. Er betätigte sich auch als Übersetzer unter dem Pseudonym Philalethes.

John (de: Johann); 12 December 1801 – 29 October 1873) was a King of Saxony from the House of Wettin.

John was born in the Saxon capital Dresden. He was the son of Maximilian, Prince of Saxony (1759-1838), and his first wife, Caroline of Bourbon-Parma (1770-1804). He became King of Saxony after the death of his brother Frederick Augustus II of Saxony in 1854. John was succeeded as king by his son Albert, King of Saxony.

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On 21 November 1822 at Dresden, John married Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801-1877), daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756-1825) and his second wife Caroline of Baden (1776-1841). Amelia's twin sister Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria was the queen consort of King Frederick William IV of Prussia. John and Amelia had nine children:

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