Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony

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Prince Maximilian
Hereditary Prince of Saxony
Maximilian Saxony.jpg
Heir to the Saxon throne
Reign 5 May 1827 – 1 September 1830
Predecessor Anthony
Successor Frederick Augustus
Spouse Caroline of Bourbon
Luise of Bourbon
Issue Princess Amalie
Maria Ferdinanda, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Frederick Augustus II
Prince Klemens
Maria Anna, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
John I
Maria Josepha Amalia, Queen of Spain
Full name
German: Maximilian Maria Joseph Anton Johann Baptist Johann Evangelista Ignaz Augustin Xavier Aloys Johann Nepomuk Januar Hermenegild Agnellis Paschalis
House House of Wettin
Father Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
Mother Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria
Born (1759-04-13)13 April 1759
Dresden
Died 3 January 1838(1838-01-03) (aged 78)
Dresden
Burial Katholische Hofkirche
Religion Roman Catholicism

Maximilian of Saxony (full name: Maximilian Maria Joseph Anton Johann Baptist Johann Evangelista Ignaz Augustin Xavier Aloys Johann Nepomuk Januar Hermenegild Agnellis Paschalis) (Dresden, 13 April 1759 – Dresden, 3 January 1838), was German prince and a member of the House of Wettin.

He was the sixth but third and youngest surviving son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and Princess Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria.

Life[edit]

Because he was the youngest son of the family, Maximilian had little chance to inherit the Electorate of Saxony.

However, by 1800 Maximilian was the third in line to the Electorate, because all the children of his two older brothers, Frederick Augustus and Anthony, died in infancy -except Maria Augusta, Frederick Augustus's only surviving offspring. After the creation of the Kingdom of Saxony in 1806, Maximilian became a Prince of Saxony.

After the death of Frederick Augustus (1827), Anton succeeded him as King. Maximilian became first in line to the Saxon throne as Hereditary Prince (de: Thronfolger); but three years later, on 1 September 1830, during the Autumn Disturbances, he renounced his rights of succession in favour of his eldest son Frederick Augustus. He died eight years later, aged seventy-nine.

Marriages and Issue[edit]

In Parma on 22 April 1792 (by proxy) and again in Dresden on 9 May 1792 (in person), Maximilian married firstly, the Princess Caroline of Bourbon (Carolina Maria Teresa Giuseppa), daughter of Ferdinand, Duke of Parma and Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, a sister-in-law of his uncle Albert, Prince of Saxony and Duke of Teschen. Maxilimian and Caroline had seven children:

  1. Maria Amalia Friederike Augusta Karolina Ludovica Josepha Aloysia Anna Nepomucena Philippina Vincentia Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal (b. Dresden, 10 August 1794 - d. Pillnitz, 18 September 1870), known as Amalia. [1]
  2. Maria Ferdinanda Amalia Xaveria Theresia Josepha Anna Nepomucena Aloysia Johanna Vincentia Ignatia Dominica Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal (b. Dresden, 27 April 1796 - d. Schloss Brandeis, Bohemia, 3 January 1865), known as Maria; married on 6 May 1821 to Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (father-in-law of her younger sister).
  3. Frederick Augustus II Albert Maria Clemens Joseph Vincenz Aloys Nepomuk Johann Baptista Nikolaus Raphael Peter Xavier Franz de Paula Venantius Felix (b. Dresden, 18 May 1797 - d. Brennbüchel, 9 August 1854), King of Saxony (1836).
  4. Klemens Maria Joseph Nepomuk Aloys Vincenz Xavier Franz de Paula Franz de Valois Joachim Benno Philipp Jakob (b. Dresden, 1 May 1798 - d. Pisa, 4 January 1822), known as Klemens.[2]
  5. Maria Anna Carolina Josepha Vincentia Xaveria Nepomucena Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal Johanna Antonia Elisabeth Cunigunde Gertrud Leopoldina (b. Dresden, 15 November 1799 - d. Pisa, 24 March 1832), known as Anna; married on 16 November 1817 to Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
  6. Johann I Nepomuk Maria Joseph Anton Xaver Vincenz Aloys Franz de Paula Stanislaus Bernhard Paul Felix Damasus (b. Dresden, 12 December 1801 - d. Pillnitz, 29 October 1873), King of Saxony (1854).
  7. Maria Josepha Amalia Beatrix Xaveria Vincentia Aloysia Franziska de Paula Franziska de Chantal Anna Apollonia Johanna Nepomucena Walburga Theresia Ambrosia (b. Dresden, 6 December 1803 - d. Aranjuez, 17 May 1829), known as Josepha; married on 20 October 1819 to King Ferdinand VII of Spain.

In Lucca on 15 October 1825 (by proxy) and again in Dresden on 7 November 1825 (in person), Maximilian married Princess Luise of Bourbon (Maria Luisa Carlotta), daughter of the King Louis of Etruria and niece of his first wife Caroline. She was forty-three years younger than her husband. They had no children.

Ancestry[edit]