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« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2009, 03:39:23 PM »
I have a little story of Friedrich August which was told to me by a neighbor here in the US.  He fled with his family from Saxony at the end of world war II and settled in our little german community.  He told me that he did not like the King of Saxony,  I asked him why and he told me that FA liked to imbibe and was always late............this caused the death of the my neighbors father............according to him, his father was a captain of the guard who had to wait with his men at a train station for the king to arrive.  The troops, including the captain were dressed in full parade uniforms, and had to stand outside the station in very cold weather.  On this occasion, the King was several hours late, and the captain caught pneumonia and died shortly after.  Sadly, my neighbor passed away some years ago of the same thing ... although he was in his 80's then.  He had many pictures of his family in military uniforms and even pictures of Dresden and Chemnitz before world war 2.  He also had many other stories, which escape me now..........

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« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2009, 05:22:42 PM »
"Dedo" is the spanish word for finger.
Unusual name certainly.

Any pictures of these "strange named" brothers Dedo, Timo and Gero?

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Re: King Friedrich August III of Saxony, his family and descendants
« Reply #167 on: March 25, 2009, 06:14:43 PM »
Perhaps in the Luxemburg sisters thread because of their mother?
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« Reply #168 on: March 26, 2009, 12:44:26 PM »

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


Not that obscure:
The German Crown prince stands behind the bride while his wife Pss. Cecily is on the same row behind a priest.
Who will find more ?

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« Reply #169 on: March 26, 2009, 12:53:21 PM »
"Dedo" is the spanish word for finger.
Unusual name certainly.

Any pictures of these "strange named" brothers Dedo, Timo and Gero?


Timo:
http://www.geneall.net/D/per_page.php?id=36886

BTW "Dedo" is also "finger" in portuguese ;-)

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« Reply #170 on: March 28, 2009, 02:03:01 AM »
Wasn't Gero a 9th or 10th century Saxon warlord? If memory serves, he was the commander who wrestled the land that became Upper Saxony from the Sorbs.

Timo rings a bell, in the same context, but 'haven't had time to dig around. 

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« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2009, 02:20:35 AM »
The only Timo that I can dig up at the moment was a Count Timo of Colditz. He lived in the late 1200's. He seems to have been connected, somehow, to the Salian or Saxony dynasty (Holy Roman Emperors). Other descendants married into the House of Anhalt & the House of Brunswick.

Interesting: at the end of the Saxon monarchy, the family reached back toward the beginning for names.
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« Reply #172 on: April 15, 2009, 09:11:32 AM »
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« Reply #173 on: April 15, 2009, 09:52:08 AM »
Nice card, showing her as more cheerful than usual, though still rather coarse.


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« Reply #174 on: April 16, 2009, 02:35:41 PM »
i have found one picture of Elisabeth Thurn und Taxis, wife of Friedrich Christian of Saxony, in her later years..

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« Reply #175 on: April 27, 2009, 03:33:38 PM »


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« Reply #176 on: May 31, 2009, 12:05:04 PM »
I´ve just realized that Ferfried von Hohenzollern is the grand-grand-nephew of Mathilde Trani :))




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« Reply #177 on: June 11, 2009, 06:19:15 PM »
I´ve just realized that Ferfried von Hohenzollern is the grand-grand-nephew of Mathilde Trani :))

No, Foffi is Mathilde's great-grandson ...

Mathilde > Maria Theresia > Friedrich Victor > Ferfried
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« Reply #178 on: June 12, 2009, 10:43:25 AM »
:) My fault. Anyway it´s odd.

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« Reply #179 on: October 15, 2009, 10:45:00 AM »
It´s strange



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