Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen

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George I
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
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Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Reign 1782–1803
Predecessor Charles William
Successor Bernhard II
Spouse Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Issue Adelaide, Queen of the United Kingdom
Ida, Princess Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Bernhard II
Full name
Georg I Frederick Karl
House House of Saxe-Meiningen
Father Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Mother Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
Born (1761-02-04)4 February 1761
Meiningen
Died 24 December 1803(1803-12-24) (aged 42)
Meiningen
Religion Lutheranism

Georg I Frederick Karl, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (Frankfurt, 4 February 1761 – Meiningen, 24 December 1803), was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Family[edit]

He was the fourth but second surviving son of Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal.

Reign[edit]

Georg succeeded his older and childless brother, August Frederick in the duchy of Saxe-Meiningen in 1782.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In Langenburg on 27 November 1782, Georg married Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. After ten years they began to have children, finally having four:

  1. Adelaide Luise Therese Karoline Amalie (b. Meiningen, 13 August 1792 - d. Bentley Priory, Middlesex, 2 December 1849), married on 11 July 1818 to the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV of the United Kingdom.
  2. Ida (b. Meiningen, 25 June 1794 - d. Weimar, 4 April 1852), married on 30 May 1816 to Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
  3. stillborn daughter (Meiningen, 16 October 1796).
  4. Bernhard II Erich Freund, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (b. Meiningen, 17 December 1800 - d. Meiningen, 3 December 1882).

See also[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Andrea Jakob, Meiniger Museen: Herzog Georg I. von Sachsen-Meiningen - Ein Präzedenzfall für den aufgeklärten Absolutismus 2005, Südthüringer Forschungen Heft 33, ISBN 3-910114-06-7
Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 4 February 1761 Died: 24 December 1803
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl Wilhelm
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
1782–1803
Succeeded by
Bernhard II