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Frederick II, Elector of Saxony

                   
Frederick II
Frederick the Gentle
Electorate of Saxony
Reign 4 January 1428 – 7 September 1464
Predecessor Frederick I
Successor Ernest
Landgrave of Thuringia
Reign 7 May 1440 - 1445
Predecessor Frederick IV
Successor William II
Margrave of Meissen and Duke of Saxony
Reign 4 January 1428 – 7 September 1464
Predecessor Frederick IV/I
Successor Albert IV/III
Spouse Margaret of Austria
Issue
Amalia, Duchess of Bavaria
Anna, Electress of Brandenburg
Ernest, Elector of Saxony
Albert, Duke of Saxony
House House of Wettin
Father Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
Mother Catherine of Brunswick and Lunenburg
Born (1412-08-22)22 August 1412
Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Died 7 September 1464(1464-09-07) (aged 52)
Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Religion Roman Catholicism

Frederick II (Frederick the Gentle) (Leipzig, 22 August 1412 – 7 September 1464 in Leipzig) was Elector of Saxony (1428–1464) and was Landgrave of Thuringia (1440–1445).

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  Biography

Frederick was the eldest of the seven children of Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and Catherine of Brunswick and Lunenburg.

After the death of his father in 1428 he took over the government together with his younger brothers William III, Henry and Sigismund. In 1433 the Wettins finally concluded peace with the Hussites. In 1438 it was considered the first federal state parliament of Saxony. The parliament received the right to find together in case of innovations in fiscal matters also without summoning by the ruler.

  Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1464–1486), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1428–1464) and Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1486–1500); Fürstenzug, Dresden, Germany

After Henry's death in 1435, and Sigismund was forced to renounce and became a bishop in (1440), Frederick and William divided their possessions. In the Division of Altenburg in 1445, William III received the Thuringian and Frankish part, and Frederick got the Eastern part of the principality. The mines remained common possessions. Disputes over the distribution led however in 1446 to the Saxon Brother War, which found an end only on 27 January 1451 with the peace of Naumburg. In the Treaty of Eger in (1459), elector Frederick, Duke William III and the king of Bohemia George of Podebrady fixed the borders between Bohemia and Saxony, at the height of the Erzgebirge and the middle of the Elbe which still holds today. It belongs therefore to the oldest still existing borders of Europe.

After the death of Frederick, both of his sons, Ernest and Albert, first took over the government together. After Duke William III died in 1482, Thuringia returned to Frederick's line.

  Family and issue

In Leipzig on 3 June 1431 Frederick married Margaret of Austria, the daughter of Ernest of Austria and Cymburgis of Masovia. They had eight children:

  1. Amalia (b. Meissen, 4 April 1436 – d. Rochlitz, 19 October 1501), married on 21 March 1452 to Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria.
  2. Anna (b. Meissen, 7 March 1437 – d. Neustadt am Aisch, 31 October 1512), married on 12 November 1458 to Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg.
  3. Frederick (b. Meissen, 28 August 1439 – d. Meissen, 23 December 1451).
  4. Ernest, Elector of Saxony (b. Meissen, 24 March 1441 – d. Colditz, 26 August 1486).
  5. Albert, Duke of Saxony (b. Grimma, 31 July 1443 – d. Emden, 12 September 1500).
  6. Margaret (b. Meissen?, 1444 – d. Seusslitz?, ca. 19 November 1498), Abbess of Seusslitz.
  7. Hedwig (b. Meissen?, 31 October 1445 – d. Quedlinburg, 13 June 1511), Abbess of Quedlinburg (1458).
  8. Alexander (b. Meissen, 24 June 1447 – d. Meissen, 14 September 1447).

  Ancestry

  References

Frederick II, Elector of Saxony
Born: 22 August 1412 Died: 7 September 1464
Preceded by
Frederick I
Elector of Saxony
1428–1464
Succeeded by
Ernest
Duke of Saxony and
Margrave of Meissen

1428–1464
Succeeded by
Albert
Preceded by
Frederick IV
Landgrave of Thuringia
1440–1445
Succeeded by
William II
   
               

 

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