1443, Jan 271500, Sep 12
a Duke of Saxony. He founded the Albertine line of the House of Wettin. Regarded as a capable soldier by the emperor, Albert took a prominent part in the campaign against Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and in 1487 led an expedition against Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, which failed owing to lack of support on the part of the emperor. In 1488 he was appointed Governor of the Netherlands and marched with the imperial forces to free the Roman king Maximilian from his imprisonment at Bruges, and when the King returned to Germany, Albert was left as his representative to prosecute the war against the rebels.
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07/20/1498-Emperor Maximilian I names Albert III of Saxony as governor of Netherlands 
07/15/1500-Duke Albert III of Saxony beats Friese rebellion 
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