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« Reply #150 on: March 16, 2009, 03:20:58 PM »
I like that picture of the two sisters very much. Here are the three of them:



In mourning for their father:


Anna Monica with father and husband:


With her family:

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« Reply #151 on: March 16, 2009, 04:41:01 PM »
I don´t know if it was discused sooner, but is it known, why Ernst Heinrich and his wife Sophie of Luxemburg, choose such an unusual names for their sons as Dedo, Timo and Gero?

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« Reply #152 on: March 17, 2009, 02:12:36 PM »
Thanks for the photos of Monica ! She did look a bit like her mother, but her actions were not so reactionary. Monica was generally believed not the true daughter of her father, but it seems he loved her as much as his other children.

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« Reply #153 on: March 17, 2009, 02:58:10 PM »
Friedrich August was a good man; I have my doubts about his wife (I think I am right in saying that her marriage to her Italian singer didn't last a year).

I can add one or two more late photos of Anna Monica, who is something of a favourite of mine.




Her wedding, plenty of opportunity for hunting out obscure royalty here:

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« Reply #154 on: March 17, 2009, 03:45:55 PM »
Yes. Anna Monica had her mother's winning smile, but fortunately not her behavior.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #155 on: March 17, 2009, 05:31:44 PM »
I don´t know if it was discused sooner, but is it known, why Ernst Heinrich and his wife Sophie of Luxemburg, choose such an unusual names for their sons as Dedo, Timo and Gero?

It's speculation as far as Gero but here's some info:

Gero I (c. 900 – 20 May 965), called the Great (Latin magnus), ruled an initially modest march centred on Merseburg, which he expanded into a vast territory named after him: the marca Geronis. During the mid-10th century, he was the leader of the Saxon Drang nach Osten.

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« Reply #156 on: March 17, 2009, 05:49:49 PM »
I think the late Nineteenth Century there came a revival of old names, especially in Germany.

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« Reply #157 on: March 19, 2009, 12:24:00 PM »
I think the late Nineteenth Century there came a revival of old names, especially in Germany.

Timo is a common name in Germany, but Dedo and Gero are rather unusual. In the early 1920s the Germans' favourite names for babys were Hans, Karl, Heinz and Günther ...
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« Reply #158 on: March 19, 2009, 01:04:55 PM »
"Dedo" is the spanish word for finger.
Unusual name certainly.

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« Reply #159 on: March 23, 2009, 04:53:04 PM »
Dear old Albert:


Friedrich August, with a twinkle in his eye as usual.

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« Reply #160 on: March 24, 2009, 08:36:48 PM »
He was a charming man, didn't know why Luisa of Tuscany found him boring ?

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« Reply #161 on: March 25, 2009, 02:28:52 AM »
He was a charming man, didn't know why Luisa of Tuscany found him boring ?

He looks charming in photos and this doesn't mean he was charming in private marital life. Did you know him personally? I guess not.

Luise had her own reasons.

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« Reply #162 on: March 25, 2009, 03:06:32 AM »
He was a charming man, didn't know why Luisa of Tuscany found him boring ?

He looks charming in photos and this doesn't mean he was charming in private marital life. Did you know him personally? I guess not.

Luise had her own reasons.

Indeed! Louise experienced the inside life in the Saxon court and must had her reasons. For her at least her husband was not so charming and her father in law was not the "dear old Albert".

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« Reply #163 on: March 25, 2009, 04:56:35 AM »
Friedrich August was generally regarded as a kind and genial man who had a good sense of humour, it was not just a matter of how he looked in photographs  (though those in fact express something about his character, the appalling Georg actually looks rather unpleasant in photographs).
There is nothing more difficult than judging the state of marital relationships, and the causes of their failure, from second-hand reports. My view, for what it is worth, is that Friedrich August would have made a very reliable husband for the sort of woman who would have appreciated his qualities and enjoyed a quiet domestic life, and Luise was not that sort of woman. She was flighty (and, I suspect, highly-sexed and self-indulgent) and may well have found him dull. He was certainly an excellent and much-loved father, and in difficult circumstances too. As far as I know Albert got on very well with Luise. I am more inclined to feel sorry for Friedrich August than for Luise, who went to make a mess of her next marriage; if he had found the right wife he might have have had as happy a marriage as Ludwig III of Bavaria (another 'boring' man).

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« Reply #164 on: March 25, 2009, 02:02:15 PM »
I agree. Even Luisa in her memoirs did not blame her husband for the failure of her marriage, she saved that bit for her father-in-law and ugly sister-in-law...