August of Saxony
|August of Saxony|
7 September 1589|
26 December 1615 26) (aged|
|Father||Christian I of Saxony|
|Mother||Sophie of Brandenburg|
August was the youngest son of the elector Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591) from his marriage to Sophie of Brandenburg (1568–1622), daughter of the elector John George of Brandenburg. His older brothers Christian II and John George I were successively Electors of Saxony. From the latter August received an annual pension of 21,000 florins and the district of Senftenberg.
August graduated from the University of Wittenberg, where Wolfgang Hirschbach had been entrusted the task to guide this young nobleman in his training. During this period he held from the winter semester 1601 until 1606, the position of Rector Magnificus; the academic aspect of this office was performed by a pro-rector.
|Ancestors of August of Saxony|
- K. W. Böttiger (1831), History of the Electorate and Kingdom of Saxony, 2, Hamburg, p. 82
- Franz Otto Stichart (1854), The Kingdom of Saxony and its princes, Leipzig, p. 192
- Heinrich August Pierer, Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit, 4th edition, Volume 2, Altenburg, 1857, p. 21.
August of SaxonyBorn: 7 September 1589 Died: 26 December 1615
Christian I of Saxony
|Administrator of the diocese of Naumburg