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Kingdom of Saxony

German kingdom formed from the Electorate of Saxony (1806-1918) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Kingdom of Saxony (German: Königreich Sachsen), lasting from 1806 to 1918, was an independent member of a number of historical confederacies in Napoleonic through post-Napoleonic Germany. The kingdom was formed from the Electorate of Saxony. From 1871, it was part of the German Empire. It became a free state in the era of Weimar Republic in 1918 after the end of World War I and the abdication of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony. Its capital was the city of Dresden, and its modern successor state is the Free State of Saxony.

Quick facts: Kingdom of SaxonyKönigreich Sachsen (Ger...
Kingdom of Saxony
Königreich Sachsen (German)
1806–1918
Motto: Providentiae Memor
"Providence Remember"
Anthem: Gott segne Sachsenland (1815)

Sachsenlied ("Gott sei mit dir mein Sachsenland", 1842)
The Kingdom of Saxony in 1812
The Kingdom of Saxony in 1812
Status
CapitalDresden
Common languagesStandard German (written; educated speech)
Upper Saxon German (colloquial)
Upper Sorbian (in Upper Lusatia)
Religion
Lutheran (state religion),[1] but monarchs were Catholic
Demonym(s)Saxon
Government
King 
 1806–1827
Frederick Augustus I (first)
 1904–1918
Frederick Augustus III (last)
Minister-President 
 1831–1843
Bernhard von Lindenau (first)
 1918
Rudolf Heinze (last)
LegislatureLandtag (1831–1918)
 Upper Chamber
"First Chamber"
 Lower Chamber
"Second Chamber"
Historical eraNapoleonic Wars / WWI
 Established
20 December 1806
 Disestablished
13 November 1918
Currency
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Flag_of_Electoral_Saxony.svg Electorate of Saxony
Weimar Saxony Flag_of_Saxony.svg
Soviet Republic of Saxony Socialist_red_flag.svg
Province of Saxony Flagge_Preu%C3%9Fen_-_Provinz_Sachsen.svg
Today part ofGermany
Poland
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