Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen

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Karl Wilhelm
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
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Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Reign 1763–1782
Predecessor Anton Ulrich
Successor Georg I
Regent The Dowager Duchess
Spouse Louise of Stolberg-Gedern
Full name
August Frederick Karl Wilhelm
House House of Saxe-Meiningen
Father Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Mother Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
Born (1754-11-19)19 November 1754
Frankfurt
Died 21 July 1782(1782-07-21) (aged 27)
Sonneberg
Religion Lutheranism

August Friedrich Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen[1] (Frankfurt, 19 November 1754 – Sonneberg, 21 July 1782), was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Family[edit]

He was the first son of Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal.

Reign[edit]

August Friedrich succeeded his father in the duchy of Saxe-Meiningen (1763) when he was only eight years old. Because of this, his mother, the Dowager Duchess Charlotte Amalie, acted as regent during his minority, which ended in 1779. He was succeeded by his last younger surviving brother, Georg.

Marriage[edit]

In Gedern on 5 June 1780, August Friedrich married Louise of Stolberg-Gedern.[1] They had no children. The widowed Louise later married Duke Eugen of Württemberg and had issue.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b American Journal of Numismatics. Boston Numismatic Society. 1875. p. 75. 
Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 19 November 1754 Died: 21 July 1782
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Anton Ulrich
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
1763–1782
Succeeded by
Georg I