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,
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.