Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

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Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Queen consort of Saxony
Amalie-auguste.jpg
Portrait by Joseph Stieler, 1823
Spouse John
Issue Princess Marie Auguste Friederike
Albert I
Maria Elisabeth, Duchess of Genoa
Prince Friedrich August Ernst
George I
Princess Maria Sidonia
Anna, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Archduchess Margaretha of Austria
Sophie, Duchess in Bavaria
House House of Wittelsbach
House of Wettin
Father Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
Mother Caroline of Baden
Born (1801-11-13)13 November 1801
Munich
Died 8 November 1877(1877-11-08) (aged 75)
Wachwitz
Burial Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden
Religion Roman Catholicism

Amalie Auguste (Munich, 13 November 1801 – Dresden, 8 November 1877) was a Princess of Bavaria and Queen of Saxony.

Biography[edit]

Amalie was the fourth child of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Karoline of Baden. She was the identical twin sister of Elizabeth Louise, later Queen of Prussia as wife of Frederick William IV of Prussia. Three other sisters married King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria.

In 1851 Amalie Auguste became chairman of Women's Association of Dresden (Dresden zu Frauenverein), an organisation founded by her sister, the then queen. In 1859 she reorganized it as the Zentralausschuß obererzgebirgischen und der vogtländischen Frauenvereine and established a legal basis for it, under which the organisation continued until 1932.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Amalie Auguste married on 22 November 1822 Prince John of Saxony, who became King of Saxony between 1854 and 1873. John and Amelia had nine children:

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 November 1801 – 26 December 1805: Her Serene Highness Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria[1]
  • 26 December 1805 – 22 November 1822: Her Royal Highness Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
  • 22 November 1822 – 6 June 1836: Her Royal Highness Princess Amalie Auguste of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Bavaria
  • 6 June 1836 – 9 August 1854: Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Bavaria
  • 9 August 1854 – 29 October 1873: Her Majesty The Queen of Saxony
  • 29 October 1873 – 8 November 1877: Her Majesty The Dowager Queen of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogy of the Royal Family of Bavaria at the Wayback Machine (archived October 28, 2009)
  • Petermann, Karl: Der König Johann und die Königin Amalie von Sachsen, sowie die Feier ihres goldenen Ehejubiläums; in: Erzählungen. O.Author, o.J.
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Hungarian Wikipedia.
Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Born: 13 November 1801 Died: 8 November 1877
German royalty
Preceded by
Maria Anna of Bavaria
Queen consort of Saxony
9 August 1854 – 29 October 1873
Succeeded by
Carola of Vasa