Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1825–1901)

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Prince Hermann
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Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Spouse Princess Augusta of Württemberg
House House of Wettin
Father Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Mother Ida of Saxe-Meiningen
Born (1825-08-04)4 August 1825
Altenstein Castle
Died 31 August 1901(1901-08-31) (aged 76)
Berchtesgaden
Burial Pragfriedhof in Stuttgart

Hermann George Bernard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (4 August 1825 at Altenstein Castle – 31 August 1901 in Berchtesgaden) was Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Duke of Saxony, and Württemberg General.

Life[edit]

Hermann was the third son of Prince Bernard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1792-1862) from his marriage to Ida of Saxe-Meiningen (1794–1852), the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. He was a nephew of Queen Adelaide of Great Britain.

In 1840, Hermann enrolled at the military academy of Württemberg.[1] He became a Major General and from 1859, he was commander of the Württemberg Royal Cavalry Division. He received several medals, including the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the Grand Cross of the Order of the White Falcon, the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary and the Order of the Crown.

He died on 31 August 1901 and was buried at the Pragfriedhof in Stuttgart.

The Weimarstraße in Stuttgart is named after him.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Hermann married on 17 June 1851 in Friedrichshafen to Princess Augusta of Württemberg (1826-1898), the youngest daughter of King William I of Württemberg. They had the following children:

married 1873 to Hereditary Grand Duke Charles Augustus of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1844-1894)
married in 1885 to Princess Gerta of Isenburg-Büdingen-Wächtersbach (1863-1945)
  • Bernhard (1855-1907), from 1901 "Count of Crayenburg", married
  1. in 1900 Marie Louise Brockmüller (1866-1903)
  2. in 1905 Countess Elisabeth von der Schulenburg (1869-1940)
  • Alexander (1857-1891)
  • Ernest (1859-1909)
  • Olga (1869-1924)
married in 1902 Prince Leopold of Isenburg-Büdingen (1866-1933)

References[edit]

  • Staatshandbuch für das Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Weimar, 1864, p. 6 (Online)
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ R. Starklof: Das Leben des Herzogs Bernhard von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, vol. 2, Gotha, 1866, p. 74
  2. ^ Titus Häussermann: Die Stuttgarter Straßennamen, Silberburg-Verlag, 2003, p. 610