August I. von Sachsen

August I. von Sachsen

Birth
Death 11 Feb 1586 (aged 59)
Burial Freiberg, Landkreis Mittelsächsen, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 36063550 · View Source
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August was born in Freiberg, the youngest child and third (but second surviving) son of Heinrich of Saxony and Katharina of Mecklenburg. He consequently belonged to the Albertine branch of the Wettin family. Brought up as a Lutheran, he received a good education and studied at the university of Leipzig. When Duke Heinrich died in 1541, he decreed that his lands should be divided equally between his two sons; but as his bequest was contrary to the Albertine Law, it was not carried out, and the Dukedom passed almost intact to his elder son, Maurice. Augustus, however, remained on friendly terms with his brother, and to further his policy spent some time at the court of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36063550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August I. von Sachsen (31 Jul 1526–11 Feb 1586), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36063550, citing Dom St. Marien zu Freiberg, Freiberg, Landkreis Mittelsächsen, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .