Adolf Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach

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Name
Adolf Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach Gender: M
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)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°05' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°30 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 02°53'



Duke of Saxe-Eisenach Adolf Wilhelm

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 November 1668 Jul.Cal. (1 Dec 1668 greg.) (Age 36)
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Source Notes

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."

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)