Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg

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Prince Moritz
Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg
Prinz Moritz von Sachsen-Altenburg.jpg
Born(1829-10-24)24 October 1829
Eisenberg, Saxe-Altenburg
Died13 May 1907(1907-05-13) (aged 77)
Arco, Tirol, Austria-Hungary
IssueMarie Anne, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna of Russia
Princess Margarethe
Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Louise Charlotte, Princess Edward of Anhalt
German: Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl Albrecht
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherGeorg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
MotherDuchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg (24 October 1829 in Eisenberg – 13 May 1907 in Arco, Austria-Hungary), was a member 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.


He received the following orders and decorations:[1]

Moritzstraße in Altenburg is named after the Prince.



  1. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Altenburg (1902), "Genealogie des Herzoglichen Hauses" pp. 3-4
  2. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Altenburg (1855), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 19
  3. ^ Sachsen (1866). Staatshandbuch für den Freistaat Sachsen: 1865/66. Heinrich. p. 4.
  4. ^ Staat Hannover (1865). Hof- und Staatshandbuch für das Königreich Hannover: 1865. Berenberg. p. 77.
  5. ^ Hof- und Staatshandbuch des Großherzogtums Oldenburg: 1879. Schulze. 1879. p. 32.
  6. ^ Staatshandbuch für das Großherzogtum Sachsen / Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1855), "Großherzogliche Hausorden" p. 9
  7. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1867) "Herzoglicher Haus-orden Albrecht des Bären" p. 17