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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #240 on: April 16, 2011, 04:04:26 PM »
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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #241 on: June 13, 2011, 09:52:54 AM »
HRH Prince Alexander,Duke of Saxony,Honorary Consul of Spain in Dresden.A very remarkeble and admirable man.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #242 on: June 13, 2011, 06:44:53 PM »
I always thought that King Friedrich August III. von Sachsen was a good hearted man, but not to all of his subjects:



Begging the King’s Pardon

Grete A young woman tires of her lover’s affections and arranges to terminate them in a most conclusive manner. This is an old story, older than Delilah, and yet periodically throughout history, a femme fatale sets herself apart from the rest and secures ignominy that long outlasts her.

Marie Margarete “Grete” Beier was one such. She met all the most important criteria for world-wide infamy as a murderess—namely, she was young, lovely, promiscuous, and from a good family–her father was the mayor of Freiburg, Saxony. Her victim, too, was well-to-do, a young professional named Pressler. At her trial, the young girl would admit, “with simplicity,” that she poisoned her fiancé with cyanide of potassium before guaranteeing his death by putting his own pistol in his mouth and pulling the trigger. She then planted in his rooms a fake suicide note; a will leaving his assets to Grete; and a forged letter from a supposed Italian wife threatening to ruin his relationship with Grete via a charge of bigamy.

Alas, Grete was naïve to the science of handwriting examination, which tripped her up. Her diabolical, nearly perfect plot to acquire Pressler’s assets while ridding herself of the nuisance of Pressler himself shocked the authorities. She was found guilty of murder and sentenced to die.

But those same authorities had developed tender feelings for poor Grete, who was, after all, only 22, and had acted under the influence of another lover who had lacked her father’s approval. It was thought that this young girl was only partly responsible and as much a victim as poor Pressler. The jury recommended leniency. The judges asked for grace, pointing out that she was a nymphomaniac, a mitigating fact in their minds. But the question of whether she would live or die was by law the decision of the King of Saxony.

King Freidrich August III had this to say: “She is a woman somewhat like the one who was my wife. Away with her.” So the King refused to pardon young Grete because she reminded him of his ex.

The King’s decision was decried throughout Europe and made him quite unpopular, but local authorities were compelled to obey. Old statutes were consulted on the proper method of execution, and as they followed these ancient tomes in all their particulars, on July 22, 1908, the girl was forced to dress in a gown—white by some descriptions, black by others. She was led to a stage in the middle of the night surrounded by the men who’d prosecuted her. A priest exhorted her to repent, and the girl was then guillotined.

King Freidrich would be the last King of Saxony; he was deposed ten years later, and we’re all the worse for being robbed of the pleasure of royal scandals from the Continent. Had he followed popular opinion more closely… ?


Link: http://www.laurajames.com/clews/2005/05/begging_the_kin.html





         

Grete Beier                                                                                                             Luise, Ex-crown Princess and former wife of King Friedrich August III.





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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #243 on: August 06, 2011, 01:02:13 PM »
Does anyone have more info on the life of Margarete, daughter of Luise and F.A.?
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« Reply #244 on: March 19, 2012, 11:08:48 AM »
The sister of the present Markgraf Maria-Emmanuel died last week.

She was married to Lebanese-born Robert de Afiff whose family was upgraded for purposes of dynastic succession, and their eldest son was confirmed as the Markgraf successor.

Does anyone have a photo of the couple ?

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Death of Margrave of Meissen,Royal Family of Saxony
« Reply #245 on: July 26, 2012, 06:33:08 AM »
HRH Marie Emanuel of Saxony,Margrave of Meissen and Head of the Royal Family of Saxony,passed away aged 86 last monday
the 23rd of July.HRH Prince Alexander,Margrave of Meissen now is the Head of the Royal Family of Saxony.

Alexander was choosen as the heir to the Title in 1986 during a family council.He lived in Mexico for years,
is perfect and afluent in many languages,a polyglot avant le lettre,and also the Consul-General of Spain
in Saxony.Under his inspiring and inovative guidance the economy of Saxony had a considerable boost.

Alexander Prince of Saxony,the new Head of the House in an interview a while back,
a fantastic person,and,easily to recognise he lived in Mexico and other Latin American countries
...he talks with his hands a lot....:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLf2iHaY4U

At the Semper Opera Ball,Dresden 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVD4loM56YQ



 
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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #246 on: July 29, 2012, 03:00:53 AM »
In the Chemnitz edition of Bild-De dated 25.07.2012  Alexander declared: "Ganz klar: Der Markgraf von Meißen bzw. Chef des Hauses Wettin repräsentiert eine der ältesten Dynastien der Welt, darf Orden verleihen, wird von allen Königshäusern eingeladen und ist Teil der Protokolls der Bundesrepublik."

Can anyone explain what means " ist Teil der Protokolls der Bundesrepublik."

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #247 on: August 19, 2012, 01:45:42 PM »


Princes Dedo, Timo, and Gero of Saxony, sons of Prince Ernst-Heinrich of Saxony and Princess Sophie of Luxembourg.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #248 on: September 06, 2012, 08:19:10 PM »






Prince Timo of Saxony.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #249 on: September 06, 2012, 08:21:16 PM »


Timo's elder brother, Prince Dedo of Saxony.

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« Reply #250 on: January 13, 2013, 08:30:07 PM »


Dedo (center), Timo and Gero of Saxony.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #251 on: January 03, 2014, 08:42:59 PM »
Friedrich August III had a Sorbian wetnurse called Maria Bradel and even learned Sorbian from her! (Source: Elka Tschernokoshewa, Ines Keller (editors). Dialogische Begegnungen. Minderheiten Mehrheiten aus hybridologischer Sicht. His sister Mathilde also spoke Sorbian.

Evidently sturdy Sorbian wetnurses were all the rage among the upper classes both in Saxony and Berlin. From a royal Saxon viewpoint it's interesting that the only group among the population who shared the RF's Catholic religion were the Sorbs. Being Catholics speaking a Slavic language in addition to German give these Saxon royals a real Habsburg flair.
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Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #252 on: January 11, 2014, 11:08:06 PM »
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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #253 on: January 15, 2014, 08:47:44 AM »
She needs a new bio in English.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #254 on: January 18, 2014, 09:48:04 AM »
She needs a new bio in English.

The scandal and the accompanying family dynamics have already been rehashed enough, don't you think? The context which makes the scandal interesting in a wider perspective is how it destabilized an already marginalized monarchy (due to its Catholicism in a nearly uniformly Protestant country and its reactionism in one of the two most industrialized regions of the German Empire). I'm not quite sure if non-German speaking royalty fans who haven't already made the effort to learn German are interested enough in Saxon history to warrant such a biography of the Crown Princess in English. As you can witness yourself on this forum, there is zero interest in the Saxony beyond the royal quarters. (Kind of like a complete reversal of the perspective on Saxon history in the DDR / GDR. Saxon history was very important to that regime, because it was the region in that predominantly rural country with the longest and most dense industrial proletarian movement.) Even though it was the deep-seated hope of the Saxon RF to oust Nicholas II as King of Poland. (Noch ist Polen nicht verloren - für das Haus Wettin!) Interesting question, BTW. Who would the Poles hate less? A reactionary, Slavic, Orthodox king or a reactionary, German, Catholic king?
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Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)