Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg

Prince Eduard
Born (1804-07-03)3 July 1804
Died 16 May 1852(1852-05-16) (aged 47)
Spouse Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Luise Caroline Reuss of Greiz
Issue Therese Amalie, Duchess of Dalarna
Antoinette, Duchess of Anhalt
Prince Ludwig Joseph
Prince Johann Friedrich
Prince Albert
Marie Gasparine, Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Full name
Eduard Karl Wilhelm Christian
House House of Wettin
Father Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Eduard Karl Wilhelm Christian of Saxe-Altenburg (Hildburghausen, 3 July 1804 Munich, 16 May 1852), was a German prince of the ducal house of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826).


He was the seventh but fourth surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.


Marriages and issue

He married firstly in Sigmaringen on 25 July 1835 to Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. They had four children:

  1. Therese Amalie Karoline Josephine Antoinette (b. Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - d. Stockholm, 9 November 1914), married on 16 April 1864 to Prince August of Sweden.
  2. Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline Frida (b. Bamberg, 17 April 1838 - d. Berchtesgaden, 13 October 1908), married on 22 April 1854 to Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt.
  3. Ludwig Joseph Karl Georg Friedrich (b. Bamberg, 24 September 1839 - d. Munich, 13 February 1844).
  4. Johann Friedrich Joseph Karl (b. Sigmaringen, 8 January 1841 - d. Munich, 25 February 1844).

He married secondly in Greiz on 8 March 1842 to Princess Luise Caroline Reuss of Greiz, daughter of Heinrich XIX. They had two children:

  1. Albert Heinrich Joseph Carl Viktor Georg Friedrich (b. Munich, 14 April 1843 - d. Serrahn, 22 May 1902). He married first Princess Marie of Prussia and secondly Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
  2. Marie Gasparine Amalie Antoinette Karoline Elisabeth Luise (b. Munich, 28 June 1845 - d. Sondershausen, 5 July 1930), married on 12 June 1869 to Charles Gonthier, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.


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