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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #120 on: August 22, 2007, 01:07:14 AM »
Welll...have you read the Tortelli book ?  ???

Toselli you mean. And this your only source???..great.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #121 on: August 22, 2007, 02:27:34 AM »
Welll...Marie Charlotte have you read the Tortelli book ?  ???

Unfortunately I haven't read the book written by Toselli. What can you tell us about its content?
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Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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« Reply #122 on: August 22, 2007, 03:29:48 AM »
No I have other sources too. However I am just not satisfied that The Tortelli book being regarded as unreliable without closer inpection. I copied quite a great deal from a friend I can sent it to you (MarieCharlotte) for consideration.  :)

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #123 on: August 22, 2007, 05:27:33 AM »
No I have other sources too.

Are they so secret that you can't name them? Archives, some historians, what? Get me right I just want to know facts, not the hints on some mysteriuos sources.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #124 on: August 22, 2007, 10:42:09 AM »
I read that when King Friedrich August III was asked to abdicate he said, "Macht doch Eiern Dreck alleene!" Does that mean, "All power comes through an egg?" Also, was the revolution in Dresden violent or was it more or less peaceful? Thanks.

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #125 on: August 22, 2007, 11:16:57 AM »
I read that when King Friedrich August III was asked to abdicate he said, "Macht doch Eiern Dreck alleene!" Does that mean, "All power comes through an egg?"

Hehe, that's funny. "Macht doch Eiern Dreck alleene!" seems to be Saxonian dialect. "Eiern" - which sounds quite familiar to my Bavarian ears - doesn't mean "eggs", but "your". I would translate Friedrich August's sentence this way: "Do whatever you want. I don't care anymore."
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Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #126 on: August 22, 2007, 08:07:56 PM »
The second translation sounds more viable... ;D

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« Reply #127 on: August 26, 2007, 12:22:40 AM »
of course ... later when he was back on a private visit to Dresden people noticed him at the railway station and asked whether he would come back as King and he replied that they were funny sorts of republicans!

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« Reply #128 on: August 26, 2007, 09:51:56 PM »
He may not have been a wise king, but he was a good man (even Luisa said so).  :)

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #129 on: August 29, 2007, 11:43:14 AM »
Have the Wettins had any success in reclaiming property in Saxony, such as Schloss Wachwitz and other residences?

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« Reply #130 on: June 25, 2008, 04:42:36 PM »
More pics and info??



(Btw, I apologize if this has been posted yet a thousand times or more, I have made a quick research and I didn´t found anything, but this site is full of threads and maybe I failed doing my research...)

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #131 on: June 26, 2008, 09:33:59 AM »
She is the grandmother of the present Heir to the Saxon Royal Family, himself married to a princess of Bavaria, Gisela.

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« Reply #132 on: June 27, 2008, 10:38:31 AM »
Who were her parents ?

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #133 on: June 27, 2008, 03:26:57 PM »
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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #134 on: June 30, 2008, 02:19:03 PM »
As a little girl



With her mother