Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
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|Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|
|Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|
|Spouse||Amelia of Württemberg|
|Queen Marie of Hanover
Elisabeth, Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
Grand Duchess Alexandra of Russia
|Joseph Georg Friedrich Ernst Karl|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|Mother||Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz|
27 August 1789|
|Died||25 November 1868
He was the second but first surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Joseph succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg after his death in 1834.
He implemented several buildings in Altenburg, but his government was considered conservative and resistant to reform; for this, he was forced to abdicate during the civil revolution of 1848.
- Alexandrine Marie Wilhelmine Katharine Charlotte Therese Henriette Luise Pauline Elisabeth Friederike Georgine (b. Hildburghausen, 14 April 1818 – d. Gmunden, 9 January 1907), married on 18 February 1843 to King George V of Hanover.
- Pauline Friederike Henriette Auguste (b. Kirchheim unter Teck, 24 November 1819 – d. Hildburghausen, 11 January 1825).
- Henriette Friederike Therese Elisabeth (b. Hildburghausen, 9 October 1823 – d. Altenburg, 3 April 1915).
- Elisabeth Pauline Alexandrine (b. Hildburghausen, 26 March 1826 – d. Oldenburg, 2 February 1896), married on 10 February 1852 to Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg.
- Alexandra Friederike Henriette Pauline Marianne Elisabeth [upon her marriage, she took the name Alexandra Iosifovna in a Russian Orthodox baptism] (b. Altenburg, 8 July 1830 – d. St. Petersburg, 6 July 1911), married on 11 September 1848 to Constantine Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia.
- Luise (b. Altenburg, 4 June 1832 – d. Hummelshain, 29 August 1833).
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