Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony

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Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony

Queen Amalie was the wife of King Johann of Saxony. She was born Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria on November 13, 1801, the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and Princess Karoline of Baden. Amalie had eleven siblings, including five from her father’s first marriage:

Prince Johann of Saxony, c1832. source: Wikipedia

On November 21, 1822, in Dresden, Amalie married Prince Johann of Saxony, the son of Prince Maximilian of Saxony and Princess Caroline of Parma. At the time, Johann was 4th in the line of succession for the Saxon throne, with little expectation that he would ever become King. From all accounts, the marriage was a happy one, and the couple had nine children:

Amalie’s husband became the heir presumptive to the Saxon throne in 1836, when King Anton died and was succeeded by Johann’s elder brother, King Friedrich August II. Amalie and her husband were close with the King and his wife (who was Amalie’s younger sister), and the two women worked together to support numerous charities and institutions. In 1851, Amalie became Chairwoman of the Women’s Association of Dresden, which had been founded by her sister some years earlier.

Upon King Friedrich August II’s death in August 1854, the throne passed to Johann, and Amalie succeeded her own sister as Queen of Saxony. Her husband would reign until his death on October 29, 1873, succeeded by the couple’s eldest son, King Albert.

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Queen Amalie Auguste survived her husband by four years, dying in Wachwitz on November 8, 1877. She is buried in the Wettin Crypt at the Dresden Cathedral, formerly known as the Katholische Hofkirche (Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony).

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