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