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Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen

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Karl Wilhelm
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
PredecessorAnton Ulrich
SuccessorGeorg I
RegentThe Dowager Duchess
Born(1754-11-19)19 November 1754
Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire
Died21 July 1782(1782-07-21) (aged 27)
Sonneberg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Holy Roman Empire
SpouseLouise of Stolberg-Gedern
August Frederick Karl Wilhelm
FatherAnton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
MotherCharlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal

August Friedrich Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen[1] (Frankfurt, 19 November 1754 – Sonneberg, 21 July 1782), was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen.


He was the first son of Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal.


August Friedrich succeeded his father in the duchy of Saxe-Meiningen (1763) when he was only eight years old. Because of this, his mother, the Dowager Duchess Charlotte Amalie, acted as regent during his minority, which ended in 1779. He was succeeded by his last younger surviving brother, Georg.


In Gedern on 5 June 1780, Karl Wilhelm married Louise of Stolberg-Gedern.[1] They had no children. The widowed Louise later married Duke Eugen of Württemberg and had issue.



  1. ^ a b American Journal of Numismatics. Boston Numismatic Society. 1875. p. 75. Duke of Saxe-Meiningen August Frederick.
  2. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 104.
Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen House of Saxe-MeiningenCadet branch of the House of WettinBorn: 19 November 1754 Died: 21 July 1782 Regnal titles Preceded byAnton Ulrich Duke of Saxe-Meiningen 1763–1782 Succeeded byGeorg I

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