Maximilian, Prince of Saxony

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Maximilian, Prince of Saxony Gender: M
M. Wilhelm August Albert Karl Gregor Odo
born on 17 November 1870 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
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_scocol.18.gif 24°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°53 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°07'

Prince of Saxony Maximilian (circa 1915)


Saxon prince, a member of the Albertine branch of the House of Wettin, and a Roman Catholic priest.

Maximilian was the seventh of the eight children of Prince Georg of Saxony and his wife Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal.

On 26 July 1896, despite initial opposition from his family, Prince Maximilian entered into the church and was ordained as a priest. He renounced his claim to the throne of Saxony on entering the priesthood.

During the First World War Prince Maximilian served as an Army chaplain and in this capacity he attended to wounded soldiers, gave unction to the dying and said mass while under shell fire.

Following the German Empire's defeat in the war his brother King Friedrich August III was forced to abdicate as the monarchy was abolished. Prince Maximilian died in Fribourg, Switzerland, on 12 January 1951, as the last surviving grandchild of Maria II and Fernando II of Portugal, and last great-grandchild of Pedro IV of Portugal & I of Brazil.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Wiener Zeitung," 19 November 1870, p. 3: "Dresden, 17. November. Das „Dresdn. Journ.' meldet: „Ihre k. Hoheit die Frau Prinzessin Maria Anna, Gemahlin Sr. k. Hoheit des Prinzen Georg, ist heute früh halb 1 Uhr von einem Prinzen glücklich entbunden worden." (Dresden, November 17th. The "Dresd[e]n Journ[al]" Reports: "Her Highness, Princess Maria Anna, Queen of Prince Georg, was happily delivered of a prince at half-before-one [12:30] o'clock this morning).


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Military : Other Military (Army chaplain)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)