Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

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Ernst I
Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
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Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Reign 1853–1908
Predecessor George
Successor Ernst II
Spouse Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau
Issue Prince Georg, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Altenburg
Marie, Princess Albert of Prussia
Full name
Ernst Frederick Paul Georg Nikolaus
House House of Wettin
Father Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Born (1826-09-16)16 September 1826
Hildburghausen
Died 7 February 1908(1908-02-07) (aged 81)
Altenburg
Religion Lutheranism

Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (German: Ernst I. Friedrich Paul Georg Nikolaus von Sachsen-Altenburg ) (Hildburghausen, 16 September 1826 – Altenburg, 7 February 1908), was a duke of Saxe-Altenburg. He was the first son of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1853 he succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. He was of a retiring disposition and he took little active part in running the country. After a reign that lasted fifty five years, he died without a living direct male heir; because of this, he was succeeded by his nephew, Ernst.

Marriage[edit]

He was married in Dessau on 28 April 1853 to Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau (1824–1897). Agnes was a sister of Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt.[1]

They had two children:

  • Marie (b. Eisenberg, 2 August 1854 – d. Camenz, 8 October 1898), married on 19 April 1873 to Albrecht of Prussia.
  • Georg (b. Altenburg, 1 February 1856 – d. Altenburg, 29 February 1856).

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ernestine of Saxe-Weimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friedrich Franz I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul I of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elena Pavlovna of Russia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sophia Dorothea of Württemberg
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg Dead.". New York Times. 24 October 1897. 
German royalty
Preceded by
Georg
Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
1853–1908
Succeeded by
Ernst II