Ernst I


Preceeded by: Georg, Duke of Saxe Altenburg
Reign: 1853 - 7/2/1908
Succeeded by: Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Ernst I
1869 1 Thaler
Ob. ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN ALTENBURG
Rev. EIN VERINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge:
Silver 0.9000
Weight: 18.52g, 33mm
mintage: 50,000
Mint:
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Ernst I


Titles: Duke of Sachsen-Altenburg
Born: 16/9/1826
Died: 7/2/1908
Father: Georg, Duke of Sachsen-Altenburg
Mother: Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Married to: Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: Marie Friederike Leopoldine Georgine Auguste Alexandra Elisabeth Therese Josephine Helene Sophie 1854-1898
Georg Leopold Ernst Joseph Alexander Friedrich Ludwig Johann Albert 1856-1856
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Flag of Saxe-Altenburg 1832-1893 Location of Saxe-Altenburg

Ernst I was born on September 16th 1826 and ruled Saxe-Altenburg from August 3rd 1853 until his death. The family were formally called Sachsen Hildburghausen and it's orgin is from 1482 when the separation of the Ernestine and Albertine parts of the Saxony line took place. Up until 1826 Saxe-Altenburg formed part of Saxe-Gotha when there was an exchange of territories among the Saxon princes. The duke has a civil list of 143,000 thalers accounting for about one sixth of the revenue of the whole country (of about 509 square miles).

The army commanded by Ernst I in 1863 consisted of: Click here

Religion Number
Protestants 137,583


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