Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony
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Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony

(May 25, 1865, Dresden – February 18, 1932, Sibyllenort, district of Oels). After studying in Strasbourg and Leipzig and completing his princely military training, Frederick attained the rank of lieutenant general in 1898. In 1902 the crown prince was named commanding general of XIIth (Saxon) Army Corps. Following the death of his father George he was crowned King of Saxony on October 15, 1904. A major general in 1909, he became a Prussian field marshal in 1912. …

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0218>
First published online: 2015



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