Georg, King of Saxony

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Georg, King of Saxony Gender: M
Friedrich August Georg Ludwig Wilhelm Maximilian K
born on 8 August 1832 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°10' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°54 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 26°37'

King of Saxony Georg (Portrait by Franz Kops, 1895)


German royalty, the second son of King John of Saxony (1801–1873) and his wife Princess Amelia of Bavaria (1801–1877), daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756–1825).

On 11 May 1859 at Belém Palace, Lisbon, George married the Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal (1843–1884), the eldest surviving daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal (1819–1853) and her consort, King Ferdinand II (1816–1885). They had eight children.

George served under his brother Albert's command during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and in the Franco-German War. George succeeded him in command of the XII corps. In 1871, Prince George was awarded the Grand Cross of the Württemberg Military Merit.

He succeeded his brother Albert I as King of Saxony on 19 June 1902, albeit for just a brief two-year reign. He died in Pillnitz on 15 October 1904 and was succeeded by his eldest son Frederick Augustus III (1865–1932).

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Johann, König von Sachsen: Sein Leben u. Wirken bis zu seiner Thronbesteigung" by Julius Schladebach (F. Sturm, 1854), p. 16: "Friedrich August Georg, geb. am 8 August 1832, Abends ¾9 Uhr in Billniß," plus same data in "Bayreuther Zeitung," 13 August 1832, p. 1018: "Dresden, 9. August. Die Prinzessin Amalia Augusta, des Prinzen Johann Frau Gemahlin, Königl. Hoheit, ist gestern Abends ¾ auf 9 Uhr in Pillnitz von einem Prinzen glücklich entbunden worden."


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