Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
|Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|
|Reign||3 August 1853 – 7 February 1908|
|Born||16 September 1826|
|Died||7 February 1908 (aged 81)|
|Spouse||Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau|
|Issue||Marie, Princess Albert of Prussia|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|
|Mother||Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (German: Ernst I. Friedrich Paul Georg Nikolaus von Sachsen-Altenburg) (16 September 1826 in Hildburghausen – 7 February 1908 in Altenburg), 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.
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).
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