|30||Duke||Friedrich of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1763||1834||Duchess||Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz||1769||1818||See 24.1 - Following the extinction of the Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg branch in 1825 with the death of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1774-1825), a rearrangement of the Saxony Duchies resulted in Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Hildburghausen receiving Saxe-Altenburg and ceding Saxe-Hildburghausen to Saxe-Meiningen territories|
|30.1||Prince||Joseph George of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1786||1786|
|30.2||Princess||Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1787||1847||Prince||Paul of Württemberg||1785||1852||See 22.14|
|30.3||Princess||Charlotte Augusta of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1788||1788|
|30.4||Duke||Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg||1789||1868||Duchess||Amalie of Württemberg||1799||1848||See 22.23 - Joseph was conservative and resistant to reform and was forced to abdicate during the civil revolution of 1848 in favour of his brother George ( 1796-1853) .|
|30.41||Princess||Marie of Saxe-Altenburg||1818||1907||King||Georg V of Hanover||1819||1878||See
25.1 - A very brief report on the marriage of
Marie and Georg.
George lost his throne as a result of the Annexation of Hanover by Prussia on 20 September 1866 after having taken the side of Austria in the Austrian-Prussian War . He, his wife and 3 children fled in exile to Austria. He died while on a visit to Paris. His body was brought to England for burial in St George Chapel, Windsor. George lost the sight of one eye during a childhood illness and finally went blind following a riding accident in 1834 (an alternative source quotes 1833).
However in a New York Times article it was reported that Georg had lost the sight in one eye as a boy and the sight in the other was gradually deteriorating. In 1840 a celebrated German surgeon Karl Ferdinand von Grafe (1787-1840) operated on Georg but cut through the optic nerve due to an accidental slip of his hand. Karl Ferdinand possibly through despair died shortly afterwards.
Report of the death of Marie
The New York Times report of the death of King George.
|30.42||Princess||Pauline of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1819||1825|
|30.43||Princess||Therese of Saxe-Altenburg||1823||1915|
|30.44||Princess||Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg||1826||1896||Grand Duke||Peter II of Oldenburg||1827||1900||See 31.13 - The New York Times report on the death of Grand Duke Peter|
|30.45||Princess||Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg||1830||1911||Grand Duke||Constantine of Russia||1827||1892||See
4.96 - Alexandra took the name "Alexandra Josifovna" on her marriage.
A report on the death of Constantine
|30.46||Princess||Luise of Saxe-Altenburg||1832||1833|
|30.5||Princess||Frederike of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1791||1791|
|30.6||Princess||Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1792||1854||King||Ludwig I of Bavaria||1786||1868||See
18.1 - Ludwig was forced to abdicate on 21 March 1848 (partly over his affair with a dancer Maria Dolores Eliza Rosanna Lola Gilbert - stage name Lola Montez) in favour of his son Maximilian.
Lola Montez (1821-1861) led a very colourful life and her exploits are well documented although some of her details regarding her birth date and name vary between the different sources. Lola was created Countess Lansfeld by Ludwig.
A report on the death of Ludwig.
|30.7||Princess||Luise of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1794||1825||Duke||Wilhelm of Nassau||1792||1839||See 33 - Wilhelm was formerlyly Prince Wilhelm of Nassau-Weilburg and inherited the principality of Nassau-Weilburg from his father on 9 January 1816 and the Duchy of Nassau-Usingen from a distant relative only two months later on 24 March 1816. He thus became the Duke of Nassau in 1816 following the extinction of the Usingen line of the House of Nassau.|
|30.8||Prince||Franz of Saxe-Hildburghausen||1795||1800|
|30.9||Duke||George of Saxe-Altenburg||1796||1853||Duchess||Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin||1803||1862||See 23.12 - George succeeded his elder brother Joseph as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg in 1848. Joseph was conservative and resistant to reform and was forced to abdicate during the civil revolution of 1848.|
|30.91||Duke||Ernst I of Saxe-Altenburg||1826||1908||Princess||Friederike Amalie "Agnes" of Anhalt-Dessau||1824||1897||See 24.732|
|30.911||Princess||Marie of Saxe-Altenburg||1854||1898||Prince||Albrecht of Prussia||1837||1906||See
11.92 - Albrecht was Prince Regent of
Brunswick 1885 to 1906, and was succeeded as Prince Regent by
Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1907 to 1913.
Marriage report on the wedding of Princess Marie and Prince Albrecht.
Another report on the marriage.
A brief report on the death of Albrecht
|30.912||Hereditary Prince||George of Saxe-Altenburg||1856||1856|
|30.92||Prince||Albert of Saxe-Altenburg||1827||1835|
|30.93||Prince||Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg||1829||1907||Princess||Auguste of Saxe-Meiningen||1843||1919||See 29.32 - The strange custom of having to wear black underclothes at the court mourning in the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen for Prince Moritz|
|30.931||Princess||Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg||1864||1918||Prince||Georg II of Schaumburg-Lippe||1846||1911||See 43.12|
|30.932||Princess||Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg||1865||1927||Grand Duke||Konstantine "KR" of Russia||1858||1915||See
4.964 - Elisabeth took the name "Elizaveta Mavrikievna" on her marriage. Konstantine was the last Romanov to die whilst under the dynasty's rule.
Konstantine (KR) was the first to translate Hamlet into Russian.
The pomp and ceremony surrounding the wedding of Elisabeth and Konstantine
A small interesting article on Konstantine "KR" and Elizabeth in the Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW:1892-1927)
|30.933||Princess||Margaret of Saxe-Altenburg||1867||1882|
|30.934||Duke||Ernst II of Saxe-Altenburg||1871||1955||Princess||Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe||1875||1971||See
43.77 - Ernst abdicated his throne on 13 November 1918.
It was reported in 1930 that Ernst II was close to being declared bankrupt with the bailiffs ready to take possession of his property.
|30.934||Duke||Ernst II of Saxe-Altenburg||1871||1955||Maria Triebel||1893||1957||Ernst abdicated his throne on 13 November 1918. Maria assumed the title Baroness von Rieseneck on her marriage.
It was reported by the New York Times in 1920 that Ernst was due to marry an opera singer by the name of Helena Thomas which eventually didn't materialise. However in January 1921 it was reported that he had married Helena.
|30.9341||Princess||Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Altenburg||1899||1989||Prince||Sigismund of Prussia||1896||1978||See 11.2132|
|30.9342||Hereditary Prince||George Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg||1900||1991||The death of Prince George Moritz brought an end to the Princely House of Saxe-Altenburg|
|30.9343||Princess||Elizabeth of Saxe-Altenburg||1903||1991|
|30.9344||Prince||Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg||1905||1985|
|30.935||Princess||Luise of Saxe-Altenburg||1873||1953||Duke||Eduard of Anhalt||1861||1918||See 24.7334|
|30.J||Prince||Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg||1801||1870|
|30.K||Prince||Maximilian of Saxe-Altenburg||1803||1803|
|30.L||Prince||Edward of Saxe-Altenburg||1804||1852||Princess||Amelia of Hohenzollern||1815||1841||Princess Amelia was a sister of Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern|
|30.L||Prince||Edward of Saxe-Altenburg||1804||1852||Princess||Luise Reuss-Greiz||1822||1875||Luise married secondly (in 1854) Prince Heinrich IV Reuss-Köstritz (1821-1894) and their daughter Princess Eleanor Reuss-Köstritz married King Ferdinand of Bulgaria.|
|30.L1||Princess||Theresa of Saxe-Altenburg||1836||1914||Prince||Augustus of Sweden (Duke of Dalarna or English equivalent Dalecarlia)||1831||1873||See 3.15 - The New York Times report on the death of Prince Augustus|
|30.L2||Princess||Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg||1838||1908||Duke||Friedrich I of Anhalt||1831||1904||See
Death report on Duke Friedrich I
|30.L3||Prince||Ludwig of Saxe-Altenburg||1839||1844|
|30.L4||Prince||Johann of Saxe-Altenburg||1841||1844|
|30.L5||Prince||Albert of Saxe-Altenburg||1843||1902||Princess||Marie of Prussia||1855||1888||See 11.511 - Marie died just 14 days after giving birth to her daughter also named Marie|
|30.L5||Prince||Albert of Saxe-Altenburg||1843||1902||Duchess||Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz||1857||1936||See
An interesting article from the Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) regarding Prince Albert unable to make up his mind whether to be in the Russian or Prussian Army and encounter with his future wife Princess Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
|30.L51||Princess||Olga of Saxe-Altenburg||1886||1955||Count||Carl Friedrich von Pückler-Burghauss||1886||1945||Carl Friedrich was Lieutenant General of the Waffen-SS and following the Nazi Germany capitulation on 7 May 1945 he refused to surrender to the Soviets and made efforts to move the troops under his command into the American occupation zone which the Americans refused to accept. Carl Friedrich was finally forced to sign capitulation on the night of May 11/12 and shortly afterwards he committed suicide.|
|30.L52||Princess||Maria of Saxe-Altenburg||1888||1947||Prince||Heinrich XXXV Reuss-Köstritz||1887||1936||See 27.2425|
|30.L6||Princess||Marie Gasparine of Saxe-Altenburg||1845||1930||Prince||Karl Günther of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen||1830||1909||Karl Günther was a son of
Prince Günther II Friedrich of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1801-1889) and his first wife Princess
Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1809-1833). The death of Karl Günther brought an end to the Princely House of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
There was article from the Spectator in 1862 which was speculating on the possible brides for the future King Edward VII of UK. Princess Marie was included as one of the prospective brides.