(16701733). Augustus the Strong. King of Poland 16971704, 170933; b. Dresden, Ger.; elector of Saxony as Frederick Augustus I 16941733; 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 170409.
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