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Ernst I, Duke of Saxe Altenburg

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Reign  1853–1908
House  House of Wettin
Name  Ernst Duke
Successor  Ernst II
Predecessor  George

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Born  16 September 1826 Hildburghausen (1826-09-16)
Issue  Prince Georg, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Altenburg Marie, Princess Albert of Prussia
Father  Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother  Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died  February 7, 1908, Altenburg, Germany
Spouse  Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau (m. 1853)
Children  Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
Parents  Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Similar People  Prince Albert of Prussia, Grand Duchess Elena Pa, Princess Marianne of the Net

Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (German: Ernst I. Friedrich Paul Georg Nikolaus von Sachsen-Altenburg ) (Hildburghausen, 16 September 1826 – Altenburg, 7 February 1908), was a duke of Saxe-Altenburg. He was the first son of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1853 he succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. He was of a retiring disposition and he took little active part in running the country. After a reign that lasted fifty five years, he died without a living direct male heir; because of this, he was succeeded by his nephew, Ernst.


He was married in Dessau on 28 April 1853 to Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau (1824–1897). Agnes was a sister of Friedrich I, Duke of Anhalt.

They had two children:

  • Marie (b. Eisenberg, 2 August 1854 – d. Camenz, 8 October 1898), married on 19 April 1873 to Albrecht of Prussia.
  • Georg (b. Altenburg, 1 February 1856 – d. Altenburg, 29 February 1856).
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    Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg Wikipedia

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