Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
|Duke of Dalarna|
Prince August of Sweden and Norway
24 August 1831|
Drottningholm Palace, Ekerö, Sweden
|Died||4 March 1873
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
|Spouse||Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg|
|Father||Oscar I of Sweden|
|Mother||Josephine of Leuchtenberg|
On 16 April 1864 in Altenburg, the Duke married Princess Therese Amalie of Saxe-Altenburg (Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - Haga Palace, Stockholm, 9 November 1914), Duchess of Saxony, eldest daughter of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg. The marriage did not produce issue. In Sweden, his wife was styled Princess Teresia.
The Prince was very interested in trains and locomotives, and a locomotive was named after him. Since it was commonly thought the Prince was not very bright, this led to the expression "dummare än tåget" (lit. "more stupid than the train"), an expression still in use in the Swedish language.
|Ancestors of Prince August, Duke of Dalarna|
- The Peerage # 105635
- Henri van Oene's Royal Genealogies at the Wayback Machine (archived October 28, 2009)
- Grünbaum, Catharina (2 March 2006). "Nu går språktåget". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 October 2013.
Prince August, Duke of DalarnaBorn: 24 August 1831 Died: 4 March 1873
|Duke of Dalarna||Succeeded by
Carl Johan Bernadotte
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