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 Friedrich Christian Wettin

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Friedrich Christian Wettin

Birth
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 17 Dec 1763 (aged 41)
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Burial Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 8247168 View Source
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German nobility. Cadet descendant of the Wettin-Wittelsbach dynasties and nevertheless heir to the throne of Saxony, he became Elector after the death of his father Augustus (1763). Despite the partial impairment due to a semi-paralysis of walking, he was a person of great determination and innovative spirit inclined to the Enlightenment in vogue at that time, as well as a protector of fine arts and music. His studies at the University of Leipzig benefited him during his cultural and religious career. During his short reign, Friedrich Christian tried to revive the political and economic fortunes of his State which had been imprudently involved in the Seven Years' War. He died suddenly of smallpox after just 73 days in office.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8247168/friedrich-christian-wettin : accessed ), memorial page for Friedrich Christian Wettin (5 Sep 1722–17 Dec 1763), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8247168, citing Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis, Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find a Grave .