Maurice of Saxony

Maurice of Saxony:

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1521–53, duke (1541–47) and elector (1547–53) of Saxony. A member of the Albertine branch of the ruling house of Saxony, he became duke of Albertine Saxony during the Protestant Reformation.
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 (1521–53); Saxe, Maurice, comte deSaxe, Maurice, comte de
, 1696–1750, marshal of France, one of the greatest generals of his age. He was the illegitimate son of Augustus II of Poland and Saxony and Countess Maria Aurora von Königsmark.
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 (1696–1750).
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In 1552 Maurice of Saxony led an armed assault on the Emperor, with French support, and peace negotiations at Passau that summer produced calls from both Catholics and Protestants for a sensible settlement.
The attempt to return Germany to the Catholic fold unravelled in the face of popular resistance, a renewed challenge, to Charles from the new French king, Henri II and the betrayal of the emperor by his one-time protege, Maurice of Saxony, who teamed up with France to challenge him.