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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Augustus ii.

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Elector of Saxony and King of Poland; forced himself on Poland; had twice to retire, but was reinstated; is known to history as "The Strong"; "attained the maximum," says Carlyle, "in several things,—of physical strength, could break horse-shoes, nay, half-crowns with finger and thumb; of sumptuosity, no man of his means so regardless of expense; and of bastards, three hundred and fifty-four of them (Marshal Saxe one of the lot); baked the biggest bannock on record, a cake with 5000 eggs and a tun of butter." He was, like many a monarch of the like loose character, a patron of the fine arts, and founded the Dresden Picture Gallery (1670-1733).


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Augustus ii.'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/a/augustus-ii.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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