frederick the wise

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Frederick III
1.  1415--93, Holy Roman Emperor (1452--93) and, as Frederick IV, king of Germany (1440--93)
2.  called the Wise. 1463--1525, elector of Saxony (1486--1525). He protected Martin Luther in Wartburg Castle after the Diet of Worms (1521)

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frederick the wise

elector of Saxony who worked for constitutional reform of the Holy Roman Empire and protected Martin Luther after Luther was placed under the imperial ban in 1521.

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