Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Charles Frederick Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Reign 1828–1853 Predecessor Charles Augustus Successor Charles Alexander Spouse Maria Pavlovna of Russia Issue Prince Charles
Marie, Princess Charles of Prussia
Augusta, German Empress; Queen of Prussia
House House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Father Charles Augustus, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Mother Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt Born 2 February 1783
Died 8 July 1853(aged 70)
Schloss Belvedere, Weimar
Born in Weimar, he was the eldest son of Charles Augustus, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Luise Auguste of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Charles Frederick succeeded his famous father as Grand Duke when he died, in 1828. His capital, Weimar, continued to be a cultural center of Central Europe, even after the death of Goethe, in 1832. Johann Nepomuk Hummel made his career in Weimar as Kapellmeister until his death in 1837. Franz Liszt settled in Weimar in 1848 as Kapellmeister and gathered about him a circle that kept the Weimar court a major musical centre. Due to the intervention of Liszt, the composer Richard Wagner found refuge in Weimar after he was forced to flee Saxony for his role in the revolutionary disturbances there in 1848-49. Wagner's opera Lohengrin was first performed in Weimar in August 1850.
Charles Frederick died at Schloss Belvedere, Weimar, in 1853 and was buried in the Weimarer Fürstengruft.
Family and children
- Paul Alexander Karl Constantin Frederick August (b. Weimar, 25 September 1805 – d. Weimar, 10 April 1806).
- Marie Luise Alexandrine (b. Weimar, 3 February 1808 – d. Berlin, 18 January 1877), married on 26 May 1827 to Karl of Prussia.
- Marie Luise Augusta Katharine (b. Weimar, 30 September 1811 – d. Berlin, 7 January 1890), married on 11 June 1829 to Wilhelm of Prussia, who became Wilhelm I, German Emperor.
- Karl Alexander August Johann, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (b. Weimar, 24 June 1818 – d. Weimar, 5 January 1901), married on 8 October 1842 to Sophie of the Netherlands.
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Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
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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