Quantcast
peoplepill id: joseph-duke-of-saxe-altenburg
JDOS
1 views today
1 views this week
Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
A.K.A. Joseph Georg Friedrich Ernst Karl, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Was Noble
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 27 August 1789, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany
Death 25 November 1868, Altenburg, Altenburger Land, Thuringia, Germany (aged 79 years)
Family
Mother: Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Father: FrederickDuke of Saxe-Altenburg
Siblings: GeorgDuke of Saxe-AltenburgPrince Eduard of Saxe-AltenburgFriedrich von Sachsen-AltenburgTherese of Saxe-HildburghausenPrincess Charlotte of Saxe-HildburghausenPrincess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Spouse: Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
Children: Marie of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Elisabeth of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Alexandra of Saxe-AltenburgTherese von Sachsen-Altenburg
The details

Biography

Joseph Georg Friedrich Ernst Karl, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (Hildburghausen, 27 August 1789 – Altenburg, 25 November 1868), was a duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

He was the second but first surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Joseph succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg after his death in 1834.

In 1814, he and his brother George fought with the allies against France in the Napoleonic Wars. Later he was a General Major in Saxon services.

He implemented several buildings in Altenburg, but his government was considered conservative and resistant to reform; for this, he was forced to abdicate during the civil revolution of 1848.

In Kirchheim unter Teck on 24 April 1817 Joseph married Amelia of Württemberg, a daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg. They had six daughters:

  • Marie (b. Hildburghausen, 14 April 1818 – d. Gmunden, 9 January 1907), married on 18 February 1843 to King George V of Hanover.
  • Pauline (b. Kirchheim unter Teck, 24 November 1819 – d. Hildburghausen, 11 January 1825).
  • Therese (b. Hildburghausen, 9 October 1823 – d. Altenburg, 3 April 1915).
  • Elisabeth (b. Hildburghausen, 26 March 1826 – d. Oldenburg, 2 February 1896), married on 10 February 1852 to Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg.
  • Alexandra [upon her marriage, she took the name Alexandra Iosifovna in a Russian Orthodox baptism] (b. Altenburg, 8 July 1830 – d. St. Petersburg, 6 July 1911), married on 11 September 1848 to Constantine Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia.
  • Luise (b. Altenburg, 4 June 1832 – d. Hummelshain, 29 August 1833).

Ancestry

Preceded by
Frederick
Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
1834–1848
Succeeded by
Georg
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes