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 Johann George Chevalier de Saxe

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Johann George Chevalier de Saxe Famous memorial

Birth
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death
25 Feb 1774 (aged 69)
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Burial
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Memorial ID
6820951 View Source

Saxon Army Field Marshal and Governor of Dresden. The son of Polish King Augustus the Strong (or Augustus II), he was given the title of Chevalier de Saxe. He became a Knight of Malta but later joined the army at the rank of general. In July 1763 he was appointed to the rank of field marshal. In 1764 he acquired the "Zinzendorfschen Garden" that was located outside Dresden's city gates and built a magnificent rococo-style palace, from where he served as the city's governor. He died following a prolonged illness at the age of 69.

Saxon Army Field Marshal and Governor of Dresden. The son of Polish King Augustus the Strong (or Augustus II), he was given the title of Chevalier de Saxe. He became a Knight of Malta but later joined the army at the rank of general. In July 1763 he was appointed to the rank of field marshal. In 1764 he acquired the "Zinzendorfschen Garden" that was located outside Dresden's city gates and built a magnificent rococo-style palace, from where he served as the city's governor. He died following a prolonged illness at the age of 69.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 4 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6820951
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6820951/johann-george-chevalier_de_saxe: accessed ), memorial page for Johann George Chevalier de Saxe (21 Aug 1704–25 Feb 1774), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6820951, citing Old Catholic Cemetery, Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany; Maintained by Find a Grave.