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1696 election August II the Strong - GDL and king of Poland

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Elected King: Augustus II (Friedrich August)

The 1697 Polish–Lithuanian royal election was an election to decide on the new candidate for the Polish–Lithuanian throne.

On June 17, 1696, King John III Sobieski died in his palace at Wilanów near Warsaw, which meant that another free election was necessary, as the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was left without a monarch.

Please use these sources to verify if a person was a voter during the 1696 election of August II :