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Anna, Electress, consort of August I, Elector of Saxony, 1532-1585

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1532-1585

Anna, Electress, consort of August I, Elector of Saxony (1532-1585) was a Danish princess from the House of Oldenburg. She was a daughter of king Christian III of Denmark and Norway and his wife Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg. Through her marriage with Augustus of Saxony she became Electress of Saxony. She was renowned for her knowledge of plants and her skill in the preparation of herbal remedies, and contributed to the development of farming and horticulture in Saxony. She was a major influence in the introduction of orthodox Lutheranism and played a role in the decision to persecute Calvinists.

Citation

Kurfürstin Anna von Sachsen (1532-1585), 2010: t.p. (Kurfürstin Anna von Sachsen (1532-1585) p. 12, etc. (b. November 22, 1532 in Denmark; d. September 26, 1585 in Dresden)

Robert Beale collection of letters, 1569-1597 (Electress of Saxony)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 16, 2020 (Anne of Denmark (1532-1585); Danish princess from the House of Oldenburg; daughter of King Christian III of Denmark and Norway and his wife Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg; married Augustus of Saxony; Electress of Saxony; knowledge of plants and skill in the preparation of herbal remedies; contributed to the development of farming and horticulture in Saxony; influence in the introduction of orthodox Lutheranism and played a role in the decision to persecute Calvinists)

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Robert Beale letter to Anna, Electress, consort of August I, Elector of Saxony

 Digital Record
Identifier: VMSS457_I18_O1
Dates: 1581 August 9