Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1912–1988)
- Not to be confused with his grandfather Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1844–1894).
Hereditary Grand Duke of |
|Head of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach|
|Reign||24 April 1923 – 14 October 1988|
28 July 1912|
14 October 1988 76) (aged|
Schienen am Bodensee
|Spouse||Baroness Elisabeth von Wangenheim-Winterstein|
Princess Elisabeth |
Michael, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
|House||House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach|
|Father||Wilhelm Ernst, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach|
|Mother||Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen|
Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Carl August Wilhelm Ernst Friedrich Georg Johann Albrecht) (28 July 1912 – 14 October 1988) was a German prince and head of the Grand Ducal house of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.
He was born in Schloss Wilhelmsthal the eldest son and heir of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and his second wife Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen (1890–1972). His father's reign came to an end on 9 November 1918 as a result of the German revolution. When his father died on 24 April 1923, Charles Augustus succeeded him as head of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Until 1922 Charles Augustus was third in line to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Marriage and issue
Charles Augustus was married at the Wartburg castle on 5 October 1944 to Baroness Elisabeth of Wangenheim-Winterstein (Tübingen, 16 January 1912 - Munich, 15 March 2010), daughter of Othmar Baron von Wangenheim-Winterstein and wife Maud von Truetzschler. They had three children:
- Princess Elisabeth (b. Burgellern bei Bamberg, 22 July 1945), married in Munich on 10 July 1981 to Mindert Diderik de Kant (b. Leeuwarden, 6 August 1934), who divorced in 1983 without issue.
- Prince Michael (b. Bamberg, 15 November 1946)
- Princess Beatrice-Maria (b. Bamberg, 11 March 1948), married in London on 9 December 1977 to Martin Charles Davidson (b. London, 23 September 1940), with issue.
Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1912–1988)Born: 28 July 1912 Died: 14 October 1988
|Titles in pretence|
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Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
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