Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg

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Prince of Saxe-Altenburg
Born (1829-10-24)24 October 1829
Died 13 May 1907(1907-05-13) (aged 77)
Arco, Tirol, Austria-Hungary
Spouse Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen
Issue Marie Anne, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mavrikievna of Russia
Ernest II
Princess Margarethe of Saxe-Altenburg
Louise, Duchess of Anhalt
Full name
Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl Albrecht
House House of Saxe-Altenburg
Father Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl Albrecht of Saxe-Altenburg (Eisenberg, 24 October 1829 – Arco, Italy, 13 May 1907), was a German prince of the ducal house of Saxe-Altenburg. He was the father of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.


He was the third but second surviving son of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (daughter of Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his first wife Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia).

Marriage and issue[edit]

In Meiningen on 15 October 1862 Moritz married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen, daughter of Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. They had five children:

Name Birth Death Notes
Princess Marie Anne 14 March 1864 3 May 1918 married on 16 April 1882 to Prince Georg of Schaumburg-Lippe.
Princess Elisabeth Augusta Marie Agnes 25 January 1865 24 March 1927 married on 27 April 1884 to Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia; [upon her marriage, she took the name Elizaveta Mavrikievna in a Russian Orthodox baptism]
Princess Margarethe Marie Agnes Adelaide Karoline Fredericka 22 May 1867 17 June 1882
Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg 31 August 1871 22 March 1955 married Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe
Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg 11 August 1873 14 April 1953 married on 6 February 1895 to Eduard, Duke of Anhalt; they divorced on 26 January 1918, shortly before he died.


Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Ernestine of Saxe-Weimar
Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg
Friedrich Franz I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Paul I of Russia
Elena Pavlovna of Russia
Sophia Dorothea of Württemberg

Decorations and awards[edit]

Moritzstraße in Altenburg is named after the Prince.