Johann Georg, Chevalier de Saxe

ROYAL BASTARD, FIELD MARSHAL (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE)
BORN 21 Aug 1704, Dresden, Sachsen - DIED 25 Feb 1774, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54

Johann Georg, Chevalier de Saxe, was the illegitimate on of king August der Starke and Ursula Katharina of Altenbockum, previously known as Princess Lubomirka. He was legitimized and his father provided him with the title Chevalier de Saxe. Hebecame a knight of Malta in 1728 but later he joined the army of Saxony. He commanded the calvalry as general during the first and the second Silesian War. In 1756 he surrendered with the Saxon army after the battle of Lobositz am Lilienstein where Prussia defeated Austria. In 1763 he was appointed command-in-chief and after the Seven Year's War ended he reorganised the Saxon army.

In 1764 he bought the Zinzendorf Garden in Dresden where Krubsacius built a Rococo Palace for him. In 1770 he left the army and he lived there until he died in 1774.

Images

The grave of Johann Georg, Chevalier de Saxe at the Alter Katholischer Freidhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2016)

 

Sources
• Theroff, Paul, Wettin, 1996
Johann Georg - Wikipedia


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Published: 17 Oct 2021
Last update: 17 Oct 2021