Adolf Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
|born on||15 May 1632 Jul.Cal. (25 May 1632 greg.) at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Weimar (Thüringen), Germany, 50n59, 11e19|
|Timezone||LMT m11e19 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||04°05' 09°30 Asc. 02°53'|
Duke of Saxe-Eisenach as the fourth but second surviving son of Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau.
When Adolf was nineteen years old, he traveled around several different countries, in particular France. Subsequently, in 1656 entered the service of King Charles X Gustav of Sweden (who was at that time engaged in the Northern Wars against Poland) as a colonel, where Adolf was characterised by his courage and bravery. However, after a meeting in Funen with an imperial ambassador, Adolf transferred to the Imperial Army with the rank of colonel. In 1661, he traveled again to Sweden, and King Charles Gustav offered him the rank of major general of the infantry with a pay of 2000 talents; Adolf declined.
When his father died (1662) Adolf, with his older brother Johann Ernst, divided the paternal estates. He received Eisenach and its Schloss Wilhelmsburg, with its large garden, where he made his residence. His two younger brothers, Johann Georg and Bernhard, received only incomes from the duchies of their older brothers.
In Wolfenbüttel on 18 January 1663, Adolf married Marie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. They had five children.
He died on 21 November 1668, aged 36, in Eisenach.
- child->parent relationship with Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (born 11 April 1598 Jul.Cal. (21 Apr 1598 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Jena (born 21 February 1638 Jul.Cal. (3 Mar 1638 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Johann Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (born 11 September 1627 Jul.Cal. (21 Sep 1627 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Johann Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (born 12 July 1634 Jul.Cal. (22 July 1634 greg.))
- Death, Cause unspecified 21 November 1668 Jul.Cal. (1 Dec 1668 greg.) (Age 36)
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Sy Scholfield quotes from "Biblia, das ist die ganze Heilige Schrift: Alten und Neuen Testaments Verdeutscht von Doctor Martin Luther: Und auf gnädigste Verordnung Des Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Ernsts, Herzogen zu Sachsen..." (Nurnberg, 1708): "Herzog Adolf Wilhelm am 15. Maien 1632 frühe um 1. Uhr."
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)