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AUGUST Emil Leopold (August)

( Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg)

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Biography AUGUST Emil Leopold (August)
(1772-1822) - Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. From the Ernestine line of Wettin dynasty. The eldest son of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Charlotte Amalie, the daughter of George, Duke of Saxe-Meyningenskogo. In 1788-93 he. with his younger brother Frederick was educated at the University of Geneva.

In 1797, Mr.. joined his first marriage to Louise-Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, . and when she died in 1801, . leaving him only daughter Louise, . - Which later becomes the mother of Albert, . Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, . Prince Consort of Great Britain .., . - Married a second time (in 1802) at Carolina Amalie, . daughter of William IX, . Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel,
. After the death of his father (April 1804) came to the throne. An admirer of the Emperor Napoleon I, . He remained neutral during the fourth anti-French coalition, . and after the defeat of Prussia introduced his Duchy of the Confederation of the Rhine (1806) and in the allied commitment to provide military support to the French,
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He patronized the arts and literature, he possessed an indisputable literary talent, as that can be judged by his extensive correspondence (in t. h. with IV-B. Goethe), and writings in verse and prose, of which issued only "Kyllenikon, oder Auch ich war in Arkadien" (Killenikon, or How I was in Arcadia, 1805). From unedited noteworthy idyllic fantasy "Panedone". In May 1822, Mr.. was succeeded by his brother Frederick IV (1822-25 gg.), the last male descendant of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg branch.



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