Talk:Electorate of Saxony

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I have done a quick copy-edit on this, but I don't think it was in bad shape to begin with. Unless anyone objects, I shall remove the copy-edit tag. Arthur Holland 20:50, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Gots some titles and links problems[edit]

ref: (Intro)

  • The '''Electorate of Saxony''' ({{lang-de|Kurfürstentum Sachsen}}) was an independent hereditary
  • [[prince-elector|electorate]] of the [[Holy Roman Empire]] from 1356–1806. It was {{unclear|<!--
  • under the house of _____ and inherited by the Saxe-Wittenberg family I suspect, which greatly increased
  • their holdings, I would infer. As a state title, it sucks, as you are confounding a state and a dignity
  • (title) and so both with a geo-political region! --->}} the successor state{{unclear|Some timelines problems
  • here with Saxe-Witternberg article. The state (diplomatic title) in the thirty years war era
  • was what??? Wasn't that referred to as yet another Duchy of Saxony? Or just as Saxony?}}
  • of the [[Duchy of Saxe-Wittenberg]] and was itself replaced in Napoleonic times by the

[[Kingdom of Saxony]] (1806).

I've added clarify tagging in the above, which I was comparing to the contents in Saxe-Wittenberg, redirects to Wittenberg. Looking at both articles, some things are out of synch, and the political entity was almost certainly not refered to as the Electorate of Saxony... likely was another Duchy of Saxony.

  • In my unclear tagging:
    • Firstly: under the house of _____ and inherited by the Saxe-Wittenberg family I suspect, which greatly increased their holdings, I would infer. As a state title, it sucks, as you are confounding a state and a dignity (title) and so both with a geo-political region!
    • Second: Some timelines problems here with Saxe-Witternberg article. The state (diplomatic title) in the thirty years war era was what??? Wasn't that referred to as yet another Duchy of Saxony? Or just as Saxony?
  • Dukes of, Duchy of Saxe-Wittenberg articles also needed. If the fate of the electorate was shared by the dukes, fine, but the duchy needs some separate treatment too.
  • One consequence is Saxony (disambiguation) needs clarified (and patched) as well.
  • Looking over Saxony, looks like this electorate should be named Upper Saxony.

Cheers! // FrankB 19:20, 18 October 2007 (UTC)