Friedrich August III. Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav König von Sachsen
(25.5.1865 - 18.2.1932)
place of birth:  Dresden, Sachsen  (Saxony)
Königreich Sachsen:  Seine Majestät der König,  Generalfeldmarschall

                                  

Friedrich August III. was the last reigning King of Saxony, ruling from 1904 to 1918. He was the son of King Georg and was married to Luise von Toskana. Luise gave Friedrich August three children but left him during her fourth pregnancy.

The Saxon king maintained
very close ties to the military and even received the rank of field marshal in September 1912. Saxony's Friedrich-August-Medal was established by the king in 1905..."to recognize commendable achievements during battle by troops with the rank of company sergeant-major (Feldwebel) and below." He also took great pains as a ruler to maintain the balance of the traditional and the progressive. On 13 November 1918, however, in response to the so-called November Revolution, he abdicated  the throne using the now famous phrase "Macht doch euer'n Dreck aleene!" (you'll just have to do your dirty business without my help!)  Friedrich August III. is buried at Sibyllenort in Kreis Oels.

 
 

König von Sachsen ........... 5.10.1904 - 13.11.1918
Generalfeldmarschall ...... 11.09.1912

Pour le Mérite .................... 29.12.1916

Militär-St-Heinrich .......... 21.10.1914  Ritter