Friedrich August I.
Joseph Maria Anton Johann Nepomul Aloys Xaver "der Gerechte" -
König von Sachsen
(23.12.1750 - 05.05.1827)
place of birth: Dresden, Sachsen
Majestät der König
Friedrich August I. of the House of Wettin, known
as Friedrich August III. the Elector beginning in 1763, was the first
king of the Kingdom of Saxony. He reigned from 1806 until his death in
1827. Although he additionally had been elected as the King of Poland,
he only functioned as Duke of Warsaw. Friedrich August I. was the son of
the Elector Friedrich Christian von Sachsen and spouse Maria Antonia von
Bayern. Since his father died when Friedrich August was 13 years old,
his mother functioned as custodial Regent for five years until he was of
age in 1768. The Augustusplatz in Leipzig is named in his honor.