Karl August, Hereditary Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1844–1894)

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Karl August
Hereditary Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Duke o Saxony
Karl August von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.jpg
Born31 Julie 1844(1844-07-31)
Dee'd20 November 1894(1894-11-20) (aged 50)
Cap Martin, France
BuirialWeimar royal crypt, Germany
SpousePrincess Pauline o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
IssueWilliam Ernest
Prince Bernhard Karl
Full name
Karl August Wilhelm Nicolaus Alexander Michael Bernhard Heinrich Frederick Stefan
HooseHoose o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
FaitherCharles Alexander, Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
MitherSophie o the Netherlands

Karl August, Hereditary Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (31 Julie 1844 – 20 November 1894) wis a German prince an Hereditary Grand Duke (Erbgroßherzog) o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Biography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in Weimar, Karl was the anly son o Karl Alexander, Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Princess Sophie o the Netherlands. He wud serve in the airmy o the Grand Duchy o Saxony (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach) and he wis present when Wilhelm I was crouned as emperor.

Because his mither wis a dochter o King William II o the Netherlands an his older uncles, except Keeng William III, died childless, Karl August was second in line in the succession tae the throne o the Netherlands frae 1890 tae 1894. He was preceded only bi his mither. This wis the reason for him learning to write an speak fluent Dutch, due to the possibility o Karl August becoming king if his cousin Queen Wilhelmina o the Netherlands died without issue.

In leisure, Karl dedicated himsel tae his copperplate collection and coin cabinet. He wis also interested in the Grand Ducal Library an the newly built archive, where he often studied historical documents on the history o the hoose. His popularity an his uncomplicated outreach tae the residents o the Grand Duchy made him a beloved leader o the duchy.

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Friedrichshafen on 26 August 1873 Karl August mairit Princess Pauline o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. They were second cousins, as she wis the paternal granddochter o Prince Bernhard, who had been in the service o the king o the Netherlands an wis a younger brither o the Grand Duke Karl Frederick o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the grandfaither o Karl August. Her maternal grandparents were William I o Württemberg an his third wife Pauline Therese.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wilhelm Ernst, Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (10 Juin 1876 – 24 Aprile 1923).
  2. Prince Bernhard (b. Weimar, 18 Aprile 1878 – 1 October 1900).

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 31 Julie 1844 – 20 November 1894 His Ryal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duke o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.