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Saxony, German Sachsen, Land (state), eastern Germany. Poland lies to the east of Saxony, and the Czech Republic lies to the south. Saxony also borders the German states of Saxony-Anhalt to the northwest, Brandenburg to the north, Bavaria to the southwest, and Thuringia to the west. The capital is Dresden. britannica.com

German states:
Old Saxony (unknown–785), tribal territory of the Saxons
Duchy of Saxony (804–1296), the settlement area of the Saxons in the late Early Middle Ages
Electorate of Saxony (1356–1806), a state of the Holy Roman Empire
Kingdom of Saxony (1806–1918), a confederacy in Napoleonic through post-Napoleonic Germany
Gau Saxony (1926–45), an administrative division of Nazi Germany
Province of Saxony (1816–1945), a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and later the Free State of Prussia
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  • Saxony-Wittenberg, in modern Saxony-Anhalt, became subject to the margravate of Meissen, ruled by the Wettin dynasty in 1423.

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  • In 1485, Saxony was split. A collateral line of the Wettin princes received what later became Thuringia and founded several small states there.

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  • Between 1697 and 1763, the Electors of Saxony were also elected Kings of Poland in personal union.

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  • 1700 - Saxony is part of the Holy Roman Empire


  • In 1756, Saxony joined a coalition of Austria, France and Russia against Prussia.
    Frederick II of Prussia chose to attack preemptively and invaded Saxony in August 1756, precipitating the Seven Years' War. The Prussians quickly...Read MORE...


  • 1760 - November 3 - Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria

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  • 1763 - February 15 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War

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  • 1800 - Population of the Electorate of Saxony (Holy Roman Empire) - 1,050,000


  • In 1806, French Emperor Napoleon abolished the Holy Roman Empire and established the Electorate of Saxony as a kingdom in exchange for military support.
    The Elector Frederick Augustus III accordingly became King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony.
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  • In 1815, the southern part of Saxony, now called the "State of Saxony" joined the German Confederation.

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  • King Anthony of Saxony came to the throne of Saxony in 1827.

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  • In 1854 Frederick Augustus II's brother, King John of Saxony, succeeded to the throne.

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  • After the Austro-Prussian war, Saxony was forced to pay an indemnity and to join the North German Confederation in 1867.

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  • In 1871, Saxony joined the newly formed German Empire.

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  • 1895 - Saxony
    Saxony, KINGDOM of (Ger. Königreich Sachsen, kö'nig rik) sāk'sen), a kingdom of Germany, forming an integral part of the German £ bounded on the...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Saxony (Ger. Sachaen, zax'en), Kingdom of, a state of the German Empire, the fifth in size and the third in order of population, bounded on the N....Read MORE...




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  • Saxony-Wittenberg, in modern Saxony-Anhalt, became subject to the margravate of Meissen, ruled by the Wettin dynasty in 1423.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1485, Saxony was split. A collateral line of the Wettin princes received what later became Thuringia and founded several small states there.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Between 1697 and 1763, the Electors of Saxony were also elected Kings of Poland in personal union.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1700 - Saxony is part of the Holy Roman Empire
  • In 1756, Saxony joined a coalition of Austria, France and Russia against Prussia.
    Frederick II of Prussia chose to attack preemptively and invaded Saxony in August 1756, precipitating the Seven Years' War. The Prussians quickly... Read MORE...

  • 1760 - November 3 - Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria

    historyorb.com
  • 1763 - February 15 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War

    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - Population of the Electorate of Saxony (Holy Roman Empire) - 1,050,000
  • In 1806, French Emperor Napoleon abolished the Holy Roman Empire and established the Electorate of Saxony as a kingdom in exchange for military support.
    The Elector Frederick Augustus III accordingly became King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1815, the southern part of Saxony, now called the "State of Saxony" joined the German Confederation.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • King Anthony of Saxony came to the throne of Saxony in 1827.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1854 Frederick Augustus II's brother, King John of Saxony, succeeded to the throne.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • After the Austro-Prussian war, Saxony was forced to pay an indemnity and to join the North German Confederation in 1867.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1871, Saxony joined the newly formed German Empire.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Saxony
    Saxony, KINGDOM of (Ger. Königreich Sachsen, kö'nig rik) sāk'sen), a kingdom of Germany, forming an integral part of the German £ bounded on the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saxony (Ger. Sachaen, zax'en), Kingdom of, a state of the German Empire, the fifth in size and the third in order of population, bounded on the N.... Read MORE...

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