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AUGUST Maria Louisa Catherine (Augusta)

( Queen of Prussia, the Empress of Germany)

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Biography AUGUST Maria Louisa Catherine (Augusta)
(1811-1890) - Queen of Prussia, the Empress of Germany. From the Ernestine line of Wettin dynasty. Daughter of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Mary, daughter of Paul I, Emperor of All-Russia. Received an excellent education and training. In June, 1829. married the second son of the Prussian King Frederick William III, Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig, the future William I, King of Prussia and the Emperor of Germany. There was a marriage of two children: Crown Prince Frederick William, later Frederick III, King of Prussia and the Emperor of Germany, and Louise (1838-1923), later wife of Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden. Queen in 1861, Empress of 1871. As in Koblenz, the residence of her husband (since 1849) and in Berlin, where Prince William had moved after having received the regency (in 1858), A. gained wide popularity due to its charity and care and maintenance activities. She rds-nated many societies the sick and wounded soldiers, set up a hospital in Berlin, called her name. A. gained fame as a composer, was in particular, the author of the overture to the ballet "Masquerade", and a number of military marches. Widowed in March 1888, led a solitary life, died in Berlin in January 1890. - In 1895, Mr.. in Berlin, and in 1896. also in Koblenz, A. beloved city, it has been erected monuments



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