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Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince of Wolfenbüttel

1579   -   1666

country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: University of Rostock, University of Tübingen
occupation: cryptographer, librarian, chess player, non-fiction writer
position held: monarch

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Augustus II (10 April 1579 – 17 September 1666), called the Younger (German: August der Jüngere), a member of the House of Welf was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. In the estate division of the House of Welf of 1635, he received the Principality of Wolfenbüttel which he ruled until his death. Considered one of the most literate princes of his time, he is known for founding the Herzog August Library at his Wolfenbüttel residence, then the largest collection of books and manuscripts north of the Alps.
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