Talk:Frederick III, Elector of Saxony

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Misdirected link[edit]

I'm not sure if there is a page on Frederick's mother - however, clicking on Elizabeth of Bavaria in the ancestor tree at the bottom will lead to a completely different person. I'm not proficient enough in Wiki to correct this - so I just wanted to point it out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.215.246.64 (talk) 01:44, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Protestant or Catholic in spirit?[edit]

The article says he both "greatly supported Martin Luther's teachings" and "remained a Roman Catholic". How could he have supported greatly anything Luther taught after 1517 while remaining a Roman Catholic in doctrine? If he was not Roman Catholic in doctrine but in outward allegiance, that needs to be clarified, for otherwise there is a discrepancy and calling him a Lutheran Roman Catholic seems absurd. Srnec 05:24, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Many at the time agreed that the Church needed reform, but were not ready to go so far as to break communion with Rome. Furthermore, Luther's teachings on sacramental theology (consubstantiation) were far outside the standard understanding of Chrisitanity's most important Sacrament (i.e., transubstantiation), which would have left many at the time uncomfortable. Reforming the moral climate of the Church: yes; changing the sacramental teaching of the Christianity: No. MishaPan 19:54, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

The article states: "Frederick was Pope Leo X's candidate for Holy Roman Emperor in 1519 — the pope had awarded him the Golden Rose of virtue on September 3, 1518 —, but he helped secure the election of Charles V." Who is the "he" that helped secure the election of Charles V? Was he Pope Leo X or Frederick III? MishaPan 19:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


This article seems sort of biased to me -- for instance "But he was too large-hearted and possessed too noble a nature." and "The attitude of the elector was due rather to his love of justice..." and "...but seldom has a prince practised [sic] greater self-renunciation." Zaporozhian 00:00, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

The Man and his Empire Were BLACK[edit]

So why these fake paintings and coins with no face on them? http://www.realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Crests/History_of_the_Holy_Roman_Empire_3.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.188.138.102 (talk) 16:03, 21 June 2015 (UTC)