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August Friedrich Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen[1] (Frankfurt, 19 November 1754 – Sonneberg, 21 July 1782), was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Karl Wilhelm
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
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Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Reign1763–1782
PredecessorAnton Ulrich
SuccessorGeorg I
RegentThe Dowager Duchess
Born(1754-11-19)19 November 1754
Frankfurt
Died21 July 1782(1782-07-21) (aged 27)
Sonneberg
SpouseLouise of Stolberg-Gedern
Full name
August Frederick Karl Wilhelm
HouseSaxe-Meiningen
FatherAnton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
MotherCharlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
ReligionLutheranism

FamilyEdit

ReignEdit

August Friedrich succeeded his father in the duchy of Saxe-Meiningen (1763) when he was only eight years old. Because of this, his mother, the Dowager Duchess Charlotte Amalie, acted as regent during his minority, which ended in 1779. He was succeeded by his last younger surviving brother, Georg.

MarriageEdit

In Gedern on 5 June 1780, Karl Wilhelm married Louise of Stolberg-Gedern.[1] They had no children. The widowed Louise later married Duke Eugen of Württemberg and had issue.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b American Journal of Numismatics. Boston Numismatic Society. 1875. p. 75.
  2. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 104.
Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 19 November 1754 Died: 21 July 1782
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Anton Ulrich
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
1763–1782
Succeeded by
Georg I