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Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1848-1853)
The basics
Date of birth Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany
Date of death Aug 03, 1853 Hummelshain, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany
Mother: Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Brother(s): Joseph Duke of Saxe-Altenburg Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg Friedrich von Sachsen-Altenburg
Children: Ernst I Duke of Saxe-Altenburg Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg
Sister(s): Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Spouse: Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Father: Frederick Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Awards Order of Saint Hubert
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The details

Georg Karl Frederick (Hildburghausen, 24 July 1796 – Hummelshain, 3 August 1853) was a duke of Saxe-Altenburg.


He was the fourth but second surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He fought in the Austrian ranks against Napoleonic France in the 1813–1814 war.

Georg succeeded his brother Joseph as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg when he abdicated, in 1848.

Marriage and issue

In Ludwigslust on 7 October 1825 Georg married with Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She was a daughter of Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia.

They had three sons:

  1. Ernst I Frederick Paul Georg Nikolaus (b. Hildburghausen, 16 September 1826 – d. Altenburg, 7 February 1908); married Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau.
  2. Albrecht Frederick August Bernhard Ludwig Anton Carl Gustav Eduard (b. Hildburghausen, 31 October 1827 – d. Ludwigslust, 28 May 1835).
  3. Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl Albrecht (b. Eisenberg, 24 October 1829 – d. Arco, Italy, 13 May 1907); married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen.


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