Prince Johann Georg of Saxony

Prince Johann Georg of Saxony

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name =Prince Johann Georg
full name = Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus
title = Prince Johann Georg of Saxony

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caption = Johann Georg's grave at the Katholische Hofkirche cemetery.
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spouse = Duchess Maria Isabella of Württemberg
Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
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royal house =House of Wettin
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father =George of Saxony
mother =Maria Anna of Portugal
date of birth =Birth date|1869|07|10
place of birth =Dresden, Saxony
date of death = death date and age|1938|11|24|1869|07|10
place of death = Schloss Altshausen, Altshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
place of burial = Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany|

Prince "Johann Georg" Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus, Duke of Saxony (Full German name: "Prinz Johann Georg Pius Karl Leopold Maria Januarius Anacletus, Herzog von Sachsen"cite web | url=| title=Johann Georg Prinz von Sachsen| date=10 May 2003 | accessdate=2008-10-11 | publisher= [] | author=Darryl Lundy] cite web | url=| title=SAXONY | date= | accessdate=2008-10-11 | publisher=Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site | author=Paul Theroff] ) (born 10 July 1869 in Dresden, Saxony; died 24 November 1938 at Schloss Altshausen in Altshausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was the sixth child and second-eldest son of George of Saxony and his wife Maria Anna of Portugal and a younger brother of the Kingdom of Saxony's last king, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony. Johann Georg was a well-known arts expert and an avid art collector.

Early life

Johann Georg was the sixth of eight children and the second son of George of Saxony, the penultimate king of Saxony, and his wife Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal. The prince was raised in Dresden and received a strict Roman Catholic upbringing.

Johann Georg's early education was conducted by private teachers until 1881 when he began his military training. From 1889 through 1890, Johann Georg and his younger brother Maximilian studied law together in Freiburg im Breisgau. After switching to the University of Leipzig, Johann Georg mainly attended lectures on history and art history. In 1909, the prince received an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig.


Johann Georg married first to Duchess Maria Isabella of Württemberg, third child and second-eldest daughter of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and his wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, on 5 April 1894 in Stuttgart, Württemberg. Maria Isabella died on 24 May 1904 at age 32 in Dresden.

He married for a second time to Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, fourth child and eldest daughter of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 30 October 1906 in Cannes, France. The couple did not have children.


From 1902, Johann Georg resided at Schloss Weesenstein approximately 30 km from Dresden, high above Müglitztal. In 1918, after the end of World War I and the abdication of his brother Frederick Augustus III, Johann Georg sold Schloss Weesenstein and moved his permanent residence to Freiburg im Breisgau.


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1= 1. Prince Johann Georg of Saxony
2= 2. George of Saxony
3= 3. Maria Anna of Portugal
4= 4. John of Saxony
5= 5. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
6= 6. Ferdinand II of Portugal
7= 7. Maria II of Portugal
8= 8. Prince Maximilian of Saxony
9= 9. Princess Caroline of Parma
10= 10. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
11= 11. Caroline of Baden
12= 12. Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
13= 13. Maria Antonia, Princess of Koháry
14= 14. Pedro I of Brazil
15= 15. Maria Leopoldina of Austria
16= 16. Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony
17= 17. Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria
18= 18. Ferdinand, Duke of Parma
19= 19. Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria
20= 20. Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken
21= 21. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
22= 22. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
23= 23. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
24= 24. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
25= 25. Princess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf
26= 26. Friedrich Josef Koháry de Csábrág, 3rd Prince of Koháry
27= 27. Countess Marie Antionette of Waldstein-Wartenberg
28= 28. John VI of Portugal
29= 29. Charlotte of Spain
30= 30. Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
31= 31. Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies


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