Augustus, the Elector of Saxony, is elected King of Poland (37 words)

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The Elector Augustus of Saxony is elected King of Poland in succession to John III. He converted to Catholicism in order to make himself eligible for this position, an indicator of how much he valued the title.

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Editors. "Augustus, the Elector of Saxony, is elected King of Poland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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