675 Steinbach Nutcracker Augustus the Strong
Our Homeland Saxony lies in the middle
of the OLD-GERMANY. Friedrich August I. was our elector — he was born
in Dresden 1670 and he died in Warsaw 1733 as well as King of Poland.
You can still visit his sarcophagus in the W’awel of Krakow.
He certainly was an unusual man, our
STRONG AUGUSTUS! He could break horseshoes into pieces with his bare
hands. His residences experienced the courtly splendour of glorious,
boisterous and sensual banquets. Augusts I. was a just monarch of his
Saxony in the motherland of Protestantism with a talent for artistic
architecture (Dresdner Zwinger) but also for trade and commerce, for
business and technology (the invention of porcelain by Böttcher and v.
Tschirnhaus). However, he is even today blamed for becoming catholic
again by assuming the Polish crown.
Anyway the girls of Saxony and
Poland who were not so puritanical liked being with Augustus the Strong,
and when the Prime Minister Graf Brühl on one occasion wanted to
congratulate him on his 353rd child, his Highnessc said gracefully: “You
are exaggerating, your Worship’ it’s only 352! Well, who knows who
might be a descendant of Augustus the Strong?
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