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

George
Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
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Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Reign1848–1853
PredecessorJoseph
SuccessorErnst I
Born(1796-07-24)24 July 1796
Hildburghausen
Died3 August 1853(1853-08-03) (aged 57)
Hummelshain
SpouseDuchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
IssueErnst I
Prince Albrecht Frederick
Prince Moritz
Full name
Georg Karl Frederick
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherFrederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
MotherDuchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
ReligionLutheranism

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FamilyEdit

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 issueEdit

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.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Heinrich Ferdinand Schoeppl: Die Herzoge von Sachsen-Altenburg. (Das Herzogliche Haus von Sachsen-Altenburg; Bd. 1). Altenburger Verlag, Altenburg 1992 (Nachdr. d. Ausg. Bozen 1917).
  • Rudolf Armin Human: Chronik der Stadt Hildburghausen. Verlag Frankenschwelle, Hildburghausen 1999, ISBN 3-86180-082-9 (Nachdr. d. Ausg. Hildburghausen 1886).
Preceded by
Joseph
Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
1848–1853
Succeeded by
Ernst I