Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

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Ernst I
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Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Reign3 August 1853 – 7 February 1908
PredecessorGeorge
SuccessorErnst II
Born(1826-09-16)16 September 1826
Hildburghausen
Died7 February 1908(1908-02-07) (aged 81)
Altenburg
SpouseAgnes of Anhalt-Dessau
IssueMarie, Princess Albert of Prussia
Full name
Ernst Frederick Paul Georg Nikolaus
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherGeorg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
MotherMarie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
ReligionLutheranism

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.

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:

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

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