Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

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Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Queen consort of Saxony
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Amalie Auguste, Princess of Bavaria and Queen of Saxony, c. 1823.
Born (1801-11-13)13 November 1801
Munich, Electorate of Bavaria
Died 8 November 1877(1877-11-08) (aged 75)
Wachwitz
Burial Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden
Spouse John, King of Saxony
Issue
Detail
Albert, King of Saxony
Maria Elisabeth, Duchess of Genoa
George, King of Saxony
Anna, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Archduchess Margaretha of Austria
Sophie, Duchess in Bavaria
House Wittelsbach
Father Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
Mother Caroline of Baden
Religion Roman Catholic

Amalie Auguste (Munich, 13 November 1801 – Dresden, 8 November 1877) was a Princess of Bavaria and Queen of Saxony.

Biography[edit]

Amalie was the fourth child of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his second wife Caroline of Baden. She was the identical twin sister of Elisabeth Louise, later Queen of Prussia as wife of Frederick William IV of Prussia. Three other sisters married King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria.

In 1851 Amalie Auguste became chairman of Women's Association of Dresden (Frauenverein zu Dresden), an organisation founded by her sister, the then queen. In 1859 she reorganized it as the Zentralausschuß obererzgebirgischen und der vogtländischen Frauenvereine and established a legal basis for it, under which the organisation continued until 1932.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Amalie Auguste married on 21 November 1822 Prince John of Saxony, who became King of Saxony between 1854 and 1873. John and Amelia had nine children:

Ancestry[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Petermann, Karl: Der König Johann und die Königin Amalie von Sachsen, sowie die Feier ihres goldenen Ehejubiläums; in: Erzählungen. O.Author, o.J.
Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Cadet branch of the House of Wittelsbach
Born: 13 November 1801 Died: 8 November 1877
German royalty
Preceded by
Maria Anna of Bavaria
Queen consort of Saxony
9 August 1854 – 29 October 1873
Succeeded by
Carola of Vasa