Cute carte de visite from 1905, depicting Wilhelm Georg.
Wilhelm Georg Moritz Ernst Albert Frederick Karl Konstantin Eduard Max, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Altenburg (1900 –1991) was the last head of the ducal house of Saxe-Altenburg and nominal duke of Saxe-Altenburg. He devoted much of his life to promote anthroposophy.
Born in Potsdam, Prussia, he was the eldest son of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe, his first wife. When his father died in 1955, Georg Moritz became the head of the house of Saxe-Altenburg and nominal Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.
He never married and his only brother and heir pressumptive, Frederick, died unmarried in 1985.
With his death in Rendsburg, Germany, the house of Saxe-Altenburg became extinct. Its representation was merged with the one of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.Cabinet photo by the Imperial photographer Oscar Strensch, decorative reverse.
2,5 x 4,1 inches, fine condition.
Item ID: col-8363
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