|Intro||Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1848-1853)|
|Birth||July 24, 1796 (Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany)|
|Death||August 3, 1853 (Hummelshain, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany)|
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:
- Ernst I Frederick Paul Georg Nikolaus (b. Hildburghausen, 16 September 1826 – d. Altenburg, 7 February 1908); married Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau.
- Albrecht Frederick August Bernhard Ludwig Anton Carl Gustav Eduard (b. Hildburghausen, 31 October 1827 – d. Ludwigslust, 28 May 1835).
- 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.
|Ancestors of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|