Frederick Augustus I(redirected from Frederick Augustus I of Saxony)
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Frederick Augustus I, 1750–1827, king and elector of Saxony
Frederick Augustus I, 1670–1733, elector of Saxony
Frederick Augustus I
Born Dec. 23, 1750, in Dresden; died there May 31, 1827. King of Saxony from 1806; elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus III) from 1768 to 1806.
In 1806, Frederick Augustus announced his support for Prussia in the war with Napoleonic France; after the defeat of the Prussian troops at Jena in October 1806, however, he sided with Napoleon I. He was a member of the Rhenish Confederation of 1806–13. In 1806, Frederick Augustus received the title of king from Napoleon, and in 1807 he received the title of grand duke of Warsaw. He was taken prisoner by Prussian troops in 1813. In accordance with a decision of the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), Frederick Augustus ceded almost half of his kingdom to Prussia.