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Albert Wettin (January 27, 1443September 12, 1500), Duke of Saxony, surnamed the Bold or the Courageous, was the younger son of Frederick II the Gentle. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Dukes, Electors, and Kings of Saxony, 880-1918 The original Duchy of Saxony comprised lands in the north-westen part of present-day Germany, roughly corresponding to the modern German state of Lower Saxony and to Westphalia. ... Frederick II, the Gentle and Elector of Saxony (1428 — 1464), was an Elector of Saxony. ...


After escaping from the hands of Kunz von Kaufungen, who had abducted him together with his brother Ernest, he passed some time at the court of the emperor Frederick III in Vienna. Detail of Aeneas Piccolomini Introduces Eleonora of Portugal to Frederick III by Pinturicchio (1454-1513) Frederick III of Habsburg (Innsbruck, September 21, 1415 – August 19, 1493 in Linz) was elected as German King as the successor of Albert II in 1440. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Croatian and Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


In 1464 he married Zedena, or Sidonia, daughter of George of Podebrady, king of Bohemia, but failed to obtain the Bohemian Crown on the death of George in 1471. George of Podebrady - statue in Kunštát (Czech Republic). ... Bohemia This article is about the historical region in central Europe; for other uses, see Bohemia (disambiguation). ...


After the death of the elector Frederick in 1464, Albert and Ernest ruled their lands together, but in 1485 a division was made by the treaty of Leipzig, and Albert received Meissen, together with some adjoining districts, and founded the Albertine branch of the family of Wettin. The Wettin dynasty of German counts, dukes, Prince Electors (Kurfürsten) and kings ruled the area of todays German state of Saxony for more than 800 years as well as holding for a time the kingship of Poland. ...


Regarded as a capable soldier by the emperor, Albert, in 1475, took a prominent part in the campaign against Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, and in 1487 led an expedition against Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, which failed owing to lack of support on the part of the emperor. Charles the Bold Charles, called the Bold (French: Charles le Téméraire) (November 10, 1433 – 1477) was Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. ... The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saone which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ... Matthias Corvinus (Mátyás in Hungarian), (February 23, 1443 (?) - April 6, 1490) was one of the greatest Kings of Hungary, ruling between 1458 and 1490. ...


In 1488 he marched with the imperial forces to free the Roman king Maximilian from his imprisonment at Bruges, and when, in 1489, the king returned to Germany, Albert was left as his representative to prosecute the war against the rebels. He was successful in restoring the authority of Maximilian in Holland, Flanders and Brabant, but failed to obtain any repayment of the large sums of money which he had spent in these campaigns. // Events February 3 - Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of Africa becoming the first known European to travel this far south. ... Portrait by Albrecht Dürer, 1519 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). ... Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. ... Flanders (Flemish, Fleming) (Dutch: Vlaanderen (Vlaams, Vlaming)) has-diddley two-diddley main-diddley designations-diddley: a-diddley geographical-diddley region-diddley in-diddley-diddley-diddley the-diddley north-diddley of-diddley Belgium-diddley, corresponding-diddley to-diddley the-diddley Flemish Region, a-diddley consituent-diddley part-diddley of-diddley the... Historically, Brabant has been the name of several administrative entities in the Low Countries with quite different geographical extent: as Carolingian shire (pagus Bracbatensis), located between the rivers Scheldt and Dijle (between 9th-11th century); as landgraviat: the part of the shire between the rivers Dender and Dijle (from 1085...


His services were rewarded in 1498 when Maximilian bestowed upon him the title of hereditary governor (potestat) of Friesland, but he had to make good his claim by force of arms. He had to a great extent succeeded, and was paying a visit to Saxony, when he was recalled by news of a fresh rising. Groningen was captured, but soon afterwards the duke died at Emden. He was buried at Meissen. 1498 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... Groningen is a municipality and city in the north of the Netherlands, and capital of Groningen province. ...


Albert, who was a man of great strength and considerable skill in feats of arms, delighted in tournaments and knightly exercises. His loyalty to the emperor Frederick, and the expenses incurred in this connection, aroused some irritation among his subjects, but his rule was a period of prosperity in Saxony.


Family and children

With Sidonia of Bohemia he had the following chuildren:

  1. Katharina (24 July 1468, Meissen10 February 1524, Göttingen), married to:
    1. 24 February 1484 in Innsbruck to Duke Sigismund of Austria;
    2. 1497 to Duke Erich I of Braunschweig-Kalenberg.
  2. Georg "der Bärtige" (27 August 147117 April 1539).
  3. Heinrich V "der Fromme" (16 March 1473, Dresden18 August 1541, Dresden).
  4. Friedrich (Torgau 26 October 1473 - Rochlitz 14 December 1510), Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
  5. Anna (3 August 14781479, Dresden).
  6. Ludwig (1481, Torgau–young after 1498).
  7. Johann born and died in Torgau 24 June 1484.
  8. Johann, born 2 December 1498, Torgau and died young in September of the same year as his brother Ludwig.

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References

  • This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, a publication in the public domain.

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Albert Wettin (January 27, 1443 – September 12, 1500), Duke of Saxony, surnamed the Bold or the Courageous, was the younger son of Frederick II the Gentle.
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Regarded as a capable soldier by the emperor, Albert, in 1475, took a prominent part in the campaign against Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, and in 1487 led an expedition against Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, which failed owing to lack of support on the part of the emperor.
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