Johann Georg II. von Sachsen

Johann Georg II. von Sachsen

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Death 22 Aug 1680 (aged 67)
Burial Freiberg, Landkreis Mittelsächsen, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 36064931 · View Source
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He was Elector of Saxony from 1656 to 1680. Johann Georg succeeded his father as Elector when he died on 8 October 1656. His reign was marked of the economic reconstruction of Saxony after the Thirty Years' War. The economy animated itself slowly again, to which established and also new trades and manufacture contributed (textile industry, promotion of hard coal and glass, among other things). The silver extracted of his mountains filled the empty arcs of the Electorate, and the Leipzig Trade Fair gained new incomes. Also the bohemian Exulanten (1654) contributed a new income to the economics. In 1638 he married Magdalene Sibylle von Brandenburg-Bayreuth.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36064931
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Georg II. von Sachsen (10 Jun 1613–22 Aug 1680), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36064931, citing Dom St. Marien zu Freiberg, Freiberg, Landkreis Mittelsächsen, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .