Prince Johann Georg of Saxony

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Prince Johann Georg
Prince Johann Georg with his second wife Princess Maria Immaculata in Cannes.
Born(1869-07-10)10 July 1869
Dresden, Saxony
Died24 November 1938(1938-11-24) (aged 69)
Schloss Altshausen, Altshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
SpouseDuchess Maria Isabella of Württemberg
Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Full name
German: Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus
FatherGeorge of Saxony
MotherMaria Anna of Portugal
ReligionRoman Catholic

Prince Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus of Saxony, Duke of Saxony (Full German name: Prinz Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus von Sachsen, Herzog zu Sachsen[1][2]) (born 10 July 1869 in Dresden, Saxony;[1][2] died 24 November 1938 at Schloss Altshausen in Altshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[1][2]) was the sixth child and second-eldest son of George of Saxony and his wife Maria Anna of Portugal and a younger brother of the Kingdom of Saxony's last king, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony.[1][2] Johann Georg was a well-known arts expert and an avid art collector.

Early life[edit]

Johann Georg was the sixth of eight children and the second son of George of Saxony, the penultimate king of Saxony, and his wife Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal. The prince was raised in Dresden and received a strict Roman Catholic upbringing.

Johann Georg's early education was conducted by private teachers until 1881 when he began his military training. From 1889 through 1890, Johann Georg and his younger brother Maximilian studied law together in Freiburg im Breisgau. After switching to the University of Leipzig, Johann Georg mainly attended lectures on history and art history. In 1909, the prince received an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig.

Royal career[edit]

In October 1902 he was sent on a mission to the various courts of Europe to announce the accession of his father King Georg to the throne four months earlier. He was received by King Edward VII in London on 12 October, and also visited Windsor Castle.[3]


Schloss Weesenstein in winter.

Johann Georg married first to Duchess Maria Isabella of Württemberg, third child and second-eldest daughter of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and his wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, on 5 April 1894 in Stuttgart, Württemberg; they did not have children.[1][2] Maria Isabella died on 24 May 1904 at age 32 in Dresden.[1][2]

He married for a second time to Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, fourth child and eldest daughter of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 30 October 1906 in Cannes, France.[1][2] The couple did not have children.[1][2]


Johann Georg's burial site at the Katholische Hofkirche.

From 1902, Johann Georg resided at Schloss Weesenstein approximately 30 km from Dresden, high above Müglitztal. In 1918, after the end of World War I and the abdication of his brother Frederick Augustus III, Johann Georg sold Schloss Weesenstein and moved his permanent residence to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 July 1869 – 24 November 1938: His Royal Highness Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, Duke of Saxony




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Johann Georg Prinz von Sachsen". Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  3. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36897). London. 13 October 1902. p. 6.
  4. ^ a b c d Justus Perthes, Almanach de Gotha 1923 (1923) pp. 108-109
  5. ^ "Toison Autrichienne (Austrian Fleece) - 19th century" (in French), Chevaliers de la Toison D'or. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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