Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Karl August, sometimes anglicised as Charles Augustus (3 September 1757 – 14 June 1828), was the sovereign Duke of Saxe-Weimar and of Saxe-Eisenach (in personal union) from 1758, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach from its creation (as a political union) in 1809, and grand duke from 1815 until his death. He is noted for the intellectual brilliance of his court.[1]

Charles Augustus
Portrait by Heinrich Christoph Kolbe, 1822
Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
PredecessorRaised from duchy
SuccessorCharles Frederick
Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
PredecessorNew creation from personal union
SuccessorRaised to grand duchy
Duke of Saxe-Weimar
PredecessorErnest Augustus II
SuccessorUnion with Saxe-Eisenach
RegentDowager Duchess Anna Amalia
Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
PredecessorErnest Augustus II
SuccessorUnion with Saxe-Weimar
RegentDowager Duchess Anna Amalia
Born(1757-09-03)3 September 1757
Weimar, Duchy of Saxe-Weimar, Holy Roman Empire (now in Thuringia, Germany)
Died14 June 1828(1828-06-14) (aged 70)
Graditz, near Torgau, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia (now in Saxony, Germany)
FatherErnest Augustus II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach
MotherDuchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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