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
Princess Beatrice-Maria
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(1912-07-28)
Schloss Wilhelmsthal
Died 14 October 1988(1988-10-14) (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.

Charles Augustus died at Schienen and was succeeded as head of the grand ducal house by his son Michael.

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

Ancestry

Preceded by
Wilhelm Ernst
Head of the Grand Ducal house of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
1923–1988
Succeeded by
Prince Michael




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