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Portrait of John George I of Saxony by Frans Luycx, 1652.

John George I was elector of Saxony, 1611-1656.

  • born 1585, son of Christian I, Elector of Saxony, and Sophie of Brandenburg
  • married, 1604, Sibylle Elizabeth of Württemberg
  • married, 1607, Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia; 7 children survived infancy
  • Elector of Saxony from 1611
  • supported the Emperor 1619-1622
  • at war with the Emperor 1631-1635
  • at war with the Swedes 1636-1645
  • died 1656
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