BURIAL CHURCHES OF SOVEREIGNS OF SAXE-WEIMAR FROM A TO Z
BAD KROZINGEN (GERMANY)
BURIED IN THE CEMETERY (Bad Krozingen, Friedhof, Mittweg):
Grand Duchess FEODORA OF SAXE-MEININGEN (+1972), consort of Grand Duke William Ernest
The grave has not been preserved.
BURIED IN THE PARK OF THE PALACE (Henryków, park pałacowy, pl. Cystersów):
Grand Duke WILLIAM ERNEST (+1923)
BURIED IN THE TOWN CHURCH OF ST JACOB (Ilmenau, Stadtkirche St. Jakobus, Kirchplatz):
Duchess SOPHIA CHARLOTTE OF BRANDENBURG-BAYREUTH (+1747), consort of Duke Ernest Augustus I
The tomb is in a sealed vault under the church. There is no epitaph inside the church.
Photo courtesy of Mr Jörg Heinrich
BURIED IN THE DUCAL MAUSOLEUM (Weimar, Fürstengruft, Am Poseckschen Garten):
01. Duke ERNEST AUGUSTUS I (+1748)
02. Duchess ELEONORA WILHELMINA OF ANHALT-KÖTHEN (+1726), consort of Duke Ernest Augustus I
03. Duke ERNEST AUGUSTUS II (+1758)
04. Grand Duke CHARLES AUGUSTUS (+1828)
05. Grand Duchess LOUISE OF HESSE-DARMSTADT (+1830), consort of Grand Duke Charles Augustus
06. Grand Duke CHARLES FREDERICK (+1853)
07. Grand Duchess MARIA OF RUSSIA (+1859), consort of Grand Duke Charles Frederick
08. Grand Duke CHARLES ALEXANDER (+1901)
09. Grand Duchess SOPHIA OF THE NETHERLANDS (+1897), consort of Grand Duke Charles Alexander
10. Grand Duchess CAROLINE OF REUSS-GREIZ (+1905), consort of Gr. Duke William Ernest
BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (Weimar, Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Herderplatz):
Duchess ANNA AMALIA OF BRUNSWICK (+1807), consort of Duke Ernest Augustus II
LIST OF SOVEREIGNS OF SAXE-WEIMAR 1741-1918
DUCHY OF SAXE-WEIMAR-EISENACH UNTIL 1815:
HOUSE OF WETTIN (Haus Wettin)
1741-1748: ERNEST AUGUSTUS I (Ernst August I.; 1707/28-1741 Duke of Saxe-Weimar only)
Born in 1688 at Weimar.
Father: Duke John Ernest III of Saxe-Weimar. Mother: Duchess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst.
Married firstly in 1716 at Nienburg Princess ELEONORA WILHELMINA of Anhalt-Köthen (*1696,+1726).
Married secondly in 1734 at Bayreuth SOPHIE CHARLOTTE of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (*1713,+1747).
His issue who reigned:
-ERNEST AUGUSTUS II (*1737,+1758; son of Sophie Charlotte),
-Ernestine Auguste (*1740,+1786; Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen; daughter of Sophie Charlotte).
Died in 1748 at Eisenach.
Buried with his first consort Duchess Eleonore Wilhelmine in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
His second consort Duchess Sophie Charlotte was buried in St Jacob's Church at Ilmenau (no tomb).
1748-1758: ERNEST AUGUSTUS II (Ernst August II.)
Born in 1737 at Weimar.
Father: Duke Ernest Augustus I of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Mother: Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.
Married in 1756 in Brunswick Princess ANNA AMALIA of Brunswick (*1739 Wolfenbüttel,+1807 Weimar).
His issue who reigned: CHARLES AUGUSTUS (*1757,+1828).
Died in 1758 at Weimar.
Buried in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
His consort Duchess Anna Amalia was buried in the Town Church in Weimar.
1758-1815: CHARLES AUGUSTUS (Carl August; Grand Duke from 1815)
GRAND DUCHY OF SAXE-WEIMAR-EISENACH 1815-1918:
HOUSE OF WETTIN (Haus Wettin)
1815-1828: CHARLES AUGUSTUS (Carl August)
Born in 1757 at Weimar.
Father: Duke Ernest Augustus II of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Mother: Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick.
Married in 1775 at Karlsruhe LOUISE of Hesse-Darmstadt (*1757 Berlin,+1830 Weimar).
His issue who reigned: CHARLES FREDERICK (*1783,+1853).
Died in 1828 at Graditz.
Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Louise of Hesse in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
1828-1853: CHARLES FREDERICK (Carl Friedrich)
Born in 1783 at Weimar.
Father: Grand Duke Charles Augustus of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Mother: Grand Duchess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Married in 1804 in St Petersburg Grand Duchess MARIA of Russia (*1786 St Petersburg,+1859 Belvedere near Weimar).
His issue who reigned:
-Augusta (*1811,+1890; Queen of Prussia and Empress of Germany),
-CHARLES ALEXANDER (*1818,+1901).
Died in 1853 at Belvedere near Weimar.
Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Maria of Russia in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
1853-1901: CHARLES ALEXANDER (Carl Alexander)
Born in 1818 at Weimar.
Father: Grand Duke Charles Frederick of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Mother: Grand Duchess Maria of Russia.
Married in 1842 at The Hague Princess SOPHIA of the Netherlands (*1824 The Hague,+1897 Weimar).
Died in 1901 at Weimar.
Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Sophia of the Netherlands in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
1901-1918: WILLIAM ERNEST (Wilhelm Ernst)
Born in 1876 at Weimar.
Father: Crown Prince Carl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Mother: Crown Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar.
Married firstly in 1903 at Bückeburg Princess CAROLINE of Reuss-Greiz (*1884 Greiz,+1905 Weimar).
Married secondly in 1910 at Meiningen Princess FEODORA of Saxe-Meiningen (*1890 Hanover,+1972 Freiburg im Breisgau).
Abdicated in 1918 and settled down in Lower Silesia.
Died in 1923 at Henryków in Lower Silesia.
Buried in the park of the palace at Heinrichau (now Henryków, Poland).
His first consort Grand Duchess Caroline of Reuss was buried in the Ducal Mausoleum at Weimar.
His second consort Grand Duchess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen was buried in the cemetery in Bad Krozingen, Germany (no tomb).
REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SINCE 1918
The epitaph of Duchess ANNA AMALIA OF BRUNSWICK, consort of Duke Ernest Augustus II in the Town Church in Weimar (Germany)
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