Wilhelm Georg Saxe Altenburg CDV. Hair to the Throne as Baby Boy. 1905

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

$42 USD

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