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Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg

Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg

German prince
Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German prince
Was Prince
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 3 July 1804, Hildburghausen, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany
Death 16 May 1852, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany (aged 47 years)
Star sign Cancer
Family
Mother: Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Father: FrederickDuke of Saxe-Altenburg
Siblings: GeorgDuke of Saxe-AltenburgJosephDuke of Saxe-AltenburgFriedrich von Sachsen-AltenburgTherese of Saxe-HildburghausenPrincess Charlotte of Saxe-HildburghausenPrincess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Spouse: Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Children: Princess Therese of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Antoinette of Saxe-AltenburgPrince Albert of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Marie Gasparine of Saxe-Altenburg
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Eduard Karl Wilhelm Christian of Saxe-Altenburg (Hildburghausen, 3 July 1804 – Munich, 16 May 1852), was a German prince of the ducal house of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826).

Family

He was the seventh but fourth surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Life

Marriages and issue

He married firstly in Sigmaringen on 25 July 1835 to Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. They had four children:

  1. Therese Amalie Karoline Josephine Antoinette (b. Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - d. Stockholm, 9 November 1914), married on 16 April 1864 to Prince August of Sweden.
  2. Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline Frida (b. Bamberg, 17 April 1838 - d. Berchtesgaden, 13 October 1908), married on 22 April 1854 to Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt.
  3. Ludwig Joseph Karl Georg Friedrich (b. Bamberg, 24 September 1839 - d. Munich, 13 February 1844).
  4. Johann Friedrich Joseph Karl (b. Sigmaringen, 8 January 1841 - d. Munich, 25 February 1844).

He married secondly in Greiz on 8 March 1842 to Princess Luise Caroline Reuss of Greiz, daughter of Heinrich XIX. They had two children:

  1. Albert Heinrich Joseph Carl Viktor Georg Friedrich (b. Munich, 14 April 1843 - d. Serrahn, 22 May 1902). He married first Princess Marie of Prussia and secondly Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  2. Marie Gasparine Amalie Antoinette Karoline Elisabeth Luise (b. Munich, 28 June 1845 - d. Sondershausen, 5 July 1930), married on 12 June 1869 to Charles Gonthier, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

Ancestry

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