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King Johann of Saxony
Birth: Dec. 12, 1801
Death: Oct. 29, 1873

King of Saxony. Son of Prince Maximilian Wettin, succeeded his brother Friedrich August II. in 1854. He dedicated himself to the studies of the classic Greek and Roman authors, studied the Sanskrit and wrote linguistic papers. His interest in Italy, the homeland of his early the deceased mother Karoline of Parma, led it to his first journey there in 1821/22. He extensively visited the upper-Italian cities and his sister Maria, the wife of the Leopold II. of Tuscany in Florence. During this journey the prince bought an edition of the "Divine Comedy." His will to understand Dante motivated the young prince to busy himself with the Italian language. His admiration for the poet went so far that he translated Dante Alighieris "Divine Comedy" from the 14. Century. Between 1833 and 1848 he published his work under the alias "Philalethes" (= friend of the truth). It was important for him to protect his anonymity, because it did not want to distort the evaluation of the work by his name. Up to his death only a few friends knew, who hid himself behind "Philalethes". He fought for Prussia in the German - Danish war of 1864 and against Prussia in the German - Austrian war of 1866. He was married to Amalie Auguste of Bayern in November 1822 in Dresden. They had 9 children. They celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage at the Castle of Pillnitz in 1872. He died there in the following year. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Maximilian Maria Joseph Wettin (1759 - 1838)
  Caroline Maria Therese Josepha of Bourbon-Parma (1770 - 1804)
 
 Spouse:
  Amalia Augusta von Bayern (1801 - 1877)
 
 Children:
  Maria Augusta of Saxony (1827 - 1857)*
  Marie Auguste Friederike Of Saxony (1827 - 1857)*
   Albert of Saxony (1828 - 1902)*
  Marie Elizabeth Maximiliane Wettin Savoy-Genoa (1830 - 1912)*
  Ernst Friedrich August von Sachsen (1831 - 1847)*
   George of Saxony (1832 - 1904)*
  Maria Sidonia von Sachsen (1834 - 1862)*
  Maria Maximiliane von Sachsen (1836 - 1859)*
  Anna Maria of Saxony (1836 - 1859)*
  Anna - Duchess of Saxony (1836 - 1859)*
  Margarete Karoline - Princess of Saxony (1840 - 1858)*
  Sophia Marie von Sachsen (1845 - 1867)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Amalie von Sachsen (1794 - 1870)*
  Maria Anna - Princess of Saxony (1796 - 1865)*
  Clemens Maria Joseph of Saxony (1798 - 1822)*
  Maria Anna Carolina of Saxony (1799 - 1834)*
   King Johann of Saxony (1801 - 1873)
 
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Burial:
Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis
Dresden
Dresdener Stadtkreis
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Plot: Crypt
 
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Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6532647
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- Lutetia
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 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
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