Ernst August II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

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Name
Ernst August II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Gender: M
Ernst August Constantin
born on 2 June 1737 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
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 12°08' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°20'



Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Ernst August II

Biography

German nobleman, the only surviving son of Ernst August I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar by his second marriage to Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

His father died in 1748, when Ernst August II Konstantin was eleven years old. Since he was still a minor, the dukes Frederick III of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg and Franz Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld assumed the regency of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach on Ernst August II Konstantin's behalf. The young duke came to live with Duke Frederick in Gotha, who made sure that Ernst August II Konstantin received an appropriate education.

In 1755 Ernst August II Konstantin assumed the reins of government. He appointed his former tutor, the Imperial Count (Reichsgräf) Heinrich von Bünau, as his new chancellor. Because the young duke had been a sickly child, he was encouraged to marry quickly in order to ensure an heir for the duchy.

In Brunswick on 16 March 1756, Ernst August II Konstantin married Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. They had two sons: Karl August, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Grand Duke from 21 April 1815 (b. Weimar, 3 September 1757 – d. Graditz, 14 June 1828); and Frederick Ferdinand Constantine (b. posthumously, Weimar, 8 September 1758 – d. Wiebelskirchen, 6 September 1793) who died unmarried.

He died on 28 May 1758, aged 20. His son, hereditary prince Karl August was still an infant. Ernst August Konstantin's widow, the duchess Anna Amalia, then presided as regent over an excellent tutelary government which propelled Weimar into the classical period.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 16 March 1756 (Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Kurzgefaßte LebensGeschichte der Herzoge zu Sachsen, welche vom Churfürst Johann Friedrich an, bis auf den Herzog Ernst August Constantin, zu Weimar regieret haben by Gottfried Albin de Wette (Hoffmann, 1770), p. 553: "Ernst August Constantin, Herzogs Ernst Augusts zweiter Sohn, anderer Ehe, erblickte das Licht der Welt zu Weimar, den 2 Junii 1737. Abends gegen 8.Uhr."

Translation: Ernst August Constantin, Duke Ernst August's second son by another marriage, came into the world at Weimar on 2 June 1737 in the evening at 8 o'clock.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Sickly)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 20)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach)