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Augustus III of Poland
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Name Augustus III of Poland
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Oct 1696 Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, GermanyHouse of Wettin
Marriage 20 Aug 1719 Vienna, Wien, Austriato Maria Josepha von Österreich
Death? 5 Oct 1763 Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany


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Augustus III (; 17 October 1696 5 October 1763) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1734 until 1763, as well as Elector of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire from 1733 until 1763 as Frederick Augustus II. Augustus, the heir to Augustus II the Strong, had secured the Polish throne following a war of succession against partisans of Stanisław I Leszczyński. The Russian Empire, which had assisted him in his bid to succeed his father, prevented him from installing his family on the Polish throne, supporting instead the aristocrat Stanisław August Poniatowski. During his reign, Augustus spent little time in Poland and was known to prefer recreation to ruling.

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  1.   Augustus III of Poland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).