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 Johann Georg II. von Sachsen

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Johann Georg II. von Sachsen

Birth
Death
22 Aug 1680 (aged 67)
Burial
Freiberg, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Memorial ID
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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.

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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