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.


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:

John of Saxony 
Johan von Saxen (1801-1873), Follower of Ferdinand von Rayski.jpg
king of Saxony
Date of birth 12 December 1801
Date of death 29 October 1873
Place of burial
Member of
  • Saxon Academy of Sciences
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
Position held
  • Member of the Landtag of Saxony
Award received
Authority control
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