Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg

Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg (17 April 1838 – 13 October 1908) was a princess of Saxe-Altenburg by birth and Duchess of Anhalt by marriage.

Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg
Duchess consort of Anhalt
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Born(1838-04-17)17 April 1838
Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died13 October 1908(1908-10-13) (aged 70)
Berchtesgaden, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
SpouseFriedrich I, Duke of Anhalt
IssueLeopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt
Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt
Elisabeth, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Eduard, Duke of Anhalt
Prince Aribert of Anhalt
Alexandra, Princess of Schwarzburg
Full name
Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline Frida
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherPrince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg
MotherAmalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

BiographyEdit

Antoinette was the second child of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg (1804-1852) from his first marriage with Amalie (1815-1841), daughter of Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

She married on 22 April 1854 in Altenburg the future Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt (1831-1904).[1] The marriage was for dynastic reasons and Antoinette married one of the richest German princes. On the occasion of the marriage was coined a commemorative medal.

IssueEdit

Antoinette and Friedrich had six children:[2]

  1. Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt (1855–1886), married Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel in 1884.
  2. Friedrich II, Duke of Anhalt (1856–1918), married Princess Marie of Baden in 1889.
  3. Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt (1857–1933), married Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg in Strelitz in 1877.
  4. Eduard, Duke of Anhalt (1861–1918), married Princess Luise of Saxe-Altenburg in 1895.
  5. Prince Aribert of Anhalt (1866–1933), married Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein in 1891.
  6. Princess Alexandra of Anhalt (1868–1958), married Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg in 1897.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Duke of Anhalt Is Dead", The New York Times, Dessau, 25 January 1904
  2. ^ Theroff, Paul. "Anhalt". Retrieved 2008-12-19.
Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg
Born: 28 June 1845 Died: 5 July 1930
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia
Duchess consort of Anhalt
22 May 1871 – 23 January 1904
Succeeded by
Princess Marie of Baden