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).
Charles Augustus Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Head of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Reign 24 April 1923 – 14 October 1988 Predecessor Wilhelm Ernst Successor Michael Spouse Baroness Elisabeth of Wangenheim-Winterstein Issue Princess Elisabeth
Michael, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Full name German: Carl August Wilhelm Ernst Friedrich Georg Johann Albrecht
English: Charles Augustus William Ernest Frederick George John Albert
House House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Father Wilhelm Ernst, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Mother Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen Born 28 July 1912
Died 14 October 1988(aged 76)
Schienen am Bodensee
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 second child but 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.
Marriage and issue
Charles Augustus was married at the Wartburg castle on 5 October 1944 to Elisabeth Freiin von Wangenheim-Winterstein (Tübingen, 16 January 1912 - Munich, 15 March 2010), daughter of Othmar Freiherr von Wangenheim-Winterstein and wife Maud von Truetzschler. They had three children:
- Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Duchess of Saxony (b. Burgellern bei Bamberg, 22 July 1945), married in Munich on 10 July 1981 to Mindert Diderik de Kant (b. Leeuwarden, 6 August 1934). They divorced in 1983, without issue.
- Prince Michael of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Duke of Saxony (b. Bamberg, 15 November 1946)
- Princess Beatrice-Maria of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Duchess of Saxony (b. Bamberg, 11 March 1948), married in London on 9 December 1977 to Martin Charles Davidson (b. London, 23 September 1940), and had a daughter, Bettina Davison
Ancestors of Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1912–1988) 16. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 8. Karl Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 17. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia 4. Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 18. William II of the Netherlands 9. Princess Sophie of the Netherlands 19. Anna Pavlovna of Russia 2. William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 20. Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 10. Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 21. Ida of Saxe-Meiningen 5. Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 22. William I of Württemberg 11. Princess Augusta of Württemberg 23. Pauline of Württemberg 1. Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 24. Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen 12. Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen 25. Princess Marie Frederica of Hesse-Kassel 6. Prince Frederick John of Saxe-Meiningen 26. Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 13. Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 27. Feodora of Leiningen 3. Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen 28. Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld 14. Ernst, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld 29. Adelheid of Castell-Castell 7. Adelaide of Lippe-Biesterfeld 30. Leopold Otto, Count of Wartensleben 15. Countess Caroline of Wartensleben 31. Mathilde Halbach Preceded by
Head of the Grand Ducal house of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
The generations are numbered from the ascension of Charles Augustus as Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach in 1809 and later Grand Duke in 1815. 1st generationCharles Frederick · Prince Bernhard 2nd generationPrince Charles · Charles Alexander · Prince Wilhelm Charles · Prince Edward · Prince Hermann · Prince Frederick Gustav 3rd generationCharles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke · Prince Wilhelm · Prince Bernhard* · Prince Alexander · Prince Ernst 4th generationWilliam Ernest · Prince Bernhard · Prince Hermann* · Prince Albert 5th generationCharles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke · Prince Bernhard · Prince Georg* 6th generationPrince Alexander · Michael, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach · Prince Wilhelm Ernst 7th generationPrince Georg Konstantin *''lost his title due to an unequal marriage
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