Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony

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Princess Maria Augusta
House House of Wettin
Father Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
Mother Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Born (1782-06-21)21 June 1782
Died 14 March 1863(1863-03-14) (aged 80)
Burial Katholische Hofkirche
Religion Roman Catholicism

Maria Augusta Nepomucena Antonia Francisca Xaveria Aloysia (German: Maria Augusta Nepomucena Antonia Franziska Xaveria Aloysia; Polish: Maria Augusta Nepomucena Antonia Franciszka Ksaweria Alojzia) of Saxony (born Dresden, 21 June 1782; died Dresden, 14 March 1863) of the House of Wettin was the daughter of Frederick Augustus I of Saxony and Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld.

Her father, Frederick Augustus, was the King of Saxony and prince of the Duchy of Warsaw. She was his only child to reach adulthood. Her family had a claim to the throne of Poland (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) and the Constitution of May 3rd (1791) named her as a potential successor to the Polish throne if the male line of the Wettin family were to end. In Poland, she was called the "infanta of Poland".

Plans to marry her to a family that would be able to strengthen its claim on Poland failed, as none of the contemporary powers wanted to strengthen Saxony or restore the Polish kingdom. One of her potential suitors was Józef Poniatowski.

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