Frederick Augustus III of Saxony

Noble person

1865 – 1932

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Who was Frederick Augustus III of Saxony?

Frederick Augustus III was the last King of Saxony and a member of the House of Wettin.

Born in Dresden, Frederick Augustus was the first son of King George and his wife, Maria Anna of Portugal.

Frederick Augustus served in the Royal Saxon Army before becoming king, and later was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. Though well-loved by his subjects, he voluntarily abdicated as king on 13 November 1918, after the defeat of the German Empire in World War I. He died in Sibyllenort in Lower Silesia and was buried in Dresden.

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