Maurice of Saxony is killed defeating Margrave of Brandenburg-Culmbach

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Historical Context Note

At the Battle of Sievershausen, Maurice of Saxony is killed in his effort to defeat Albrecht Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Culmbach. Maurice has no descendents, and so the Electorate of Saxony passes to his brother Augustus.
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Editors. "Maurice of Saxony is killed defeating Margrave of Brandenburg-Culmbach". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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