Monarchs - Friedrich August I - Dresden, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Anneke
N 51° 03.227 E 013° 44.152
33U E 411400 N 5656565
A statue of Friedrich August I, the king of Saxony, in Dresden.
Waymark Code: WM6CBX
Location: Sachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 05/12/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Friedrich August (1750-1827) from the Wettin dynasty, which ruled Saxony as princes-electors. Friedrich August was the first to gain the title of King of Saxony (1805-1827). He also held the title of Duke of Warsaw in the times of Napoleonic Wars.
The statue by Ernst Rietschel was first put on display at Zwinger in 1843. It changed its location several times and, eventually, it was installed at Schlossplatz in Dresden on May 29, 2008.
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Friedrich August I. Joseph Maria Anton Johann Nepomuk Aloys Xaver „der Gerechte“, King of Saxony

Country or Empire of Influence: Saxony and Poland

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