Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

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Amalie Auguste von Bayern, painting by Joseph Karl Stieler , 1823 ( Galerie Neue Meister , Dresden)

Amalie Auguste Princess of Bavaria (born November 13, 1801 in Munich , † November 8, 1877 in Dresden ) was Queen of Saxony from 1854.


Amalie was the fourth child from the second marriage of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria with Karoline Friederike Wilhelmine von Baden . Amalie's twin sister was Queen Elisabeth of Prussia .

On November 21, 1822, Princess Amalie Auguste married Prince Johann of Saxony , son of Prince Maximilian of Saxony and Princess Caroline of Bourbon-Parma in Dresden . He was the younger brother of the Saxon King Friedrich August II and became his successor on August 9, 1854. The marriage had nine children:

Princess Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, later Queen of Saxony

During her frequent stays in Saxony, Crown Princess / Queen Elisabeth described her husband, Crown Prince / King Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia a. a. the family life of her twin sister Amalie.

From 1850 she was head of the women's association in Dresden, which was founded by her sister, Queen Marie of Saxony .


  • Four letters from Amalie Auguste to Countess Ida Hahn-Hahn , June 3, 1870 to April 25, 1876
  • Numerous letters to her twin sister Crown Princess / Queen Elisabeth of Prussia


  • Karl Petermann: King Johann and Queen Amalie of Saxony, as well as the celebration of their golden anniversary. In: n.v .: stories. o. O., o. J.
  • Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, Elisabeth von Baiern: Correspondence of the royal couple. Volume 2, Norderstedt 2015, ISBN 978-3-7392-5467-8 . (15 letters from Dresden in 1842, two from Dresden in 1843, 14 letters from Pilniz in 1843)
  • Helmut Hinkel: Ida Hahn-Hahn. Royal Mail. Correspondence with Queen Marie of Saxony, Queen Amalie of Saxony and Archduchess Sophie of Austria . Mainz 2016, ISBN 978-3-945751-50-3 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Fritz Reuter Literature Archive Berlin
predecessor Office Successor
Maria Anna of Bavaria Queen of Saxony
Carola von Wasa-Holstein-Gottorp