Augustus II the Strong 1670-1733
Augustus II the
Detail from a portrait.
Augustus was king of Poland and had the
nickname The Strong. The Germans called him
Friedrich August der Starke.
He was born in Saxony. In order to
become king in Poland, he became a Catholic. That didn't sit well
with his wife and she left him.
Nevertheless, Augustus was crowned king 1697.
In 1706, August gave his mistress,
Anna Constantia von Cosel, his
palace at Pillnitz.
Augustus II died, half of Europe went nuts and
War of the Polish Succession.