Friedrich August II. Albert Maria Clemens Joseph Vincenz Aloys Nepomuk Johann Baptista Nikolaus Raphael Peter Xaver Franz de Paula Venantius Felix - König von Sachsen
(18.05.1797 - 09.08.1854)
place of birth:  Weißensee, Sachsen
Königreich Sachsen:  Seine Majestät der König


Friedrich August II. of the House of Wettin, ruled as the third King of Saxony. He was the eldest son of Prince Maximilian von Sachsen and Caroline von Bourbon-Parma. Although during the Napoleonic Wars he was a veteran of the German Campaign, the battles which ended the War of the Sixth Coalition, Friedrich thereafter displayed minimal interest in military affairs of Saxony. With his rather politically inept uncle Anton on the Saxon Kingdom's throne, Friedrich August II. began acting as Prince Co-Regent of the Kingdom in 1830, officially installed as ruler six years later when King Anton died. 

His intelligence and personality at first endeared him to his subjects. During the revolutionary events in Saxony in 1848 and 1849, he initiated several reforms. Saxony was a focal point of revolutionary activity, with the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin and the reformer Richard Wagner both participating in the so-called May Uprising in Dresden. Friedrich August's attitude soon changed, however, when he dissolved Parliament and suppressed certain aspects of the democratic movement by having his soldiers kill dozens of protesting citizens. In the summer of 1854, the King was on a trip through Tyrol, Austria when his horse-drawn carriage fell over and fatally injured him. A statue of Friedrich August II. stands in the Neumarkt area of Dresden.


König von Sachsen  06.06.1836 - 09.08.1854