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Augustus II

(1670–1733). “Augustus the Strong.” King of Poland 1697–1704, 1709–33; b. Dresden, Ger.; elector of Saxony as Frederick Augustus I 1694–1733; joined RC Ch. to obtain Polish crown; wife and people remained Luth.; made alliance with Peter the Great of Russ. 1701; forced by Charles* XII of Swed. to give up crown 1704–09.

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