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John George I

(Johann Georg I; 1585–1656). Elector of Saxony of the Albertine line 1611–56; son of Christian* I; b. Dresden; in Thirty* Years' War first sided with Ferdinand II (1578–1637; king Boh. 1617–19 and 1620–37; Holy Roman emp. 1619–37), later with Gustavus* II; concluded treaty with emp. 1635; fought Swed. 1636; defeated at Wittstock. Promoted culture.

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