Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg (24 October 1829 in Eisenberg – 13 May 1907 in Arco, Austria-Hungary), was a member of the ducal house of Saxe-Altenburg. He was the father of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. Mother. Anna Louise Föhse. Maurice of Anhalt-Dessau (31 October 1712 in Dessau - 11 April 1760 in Dessau), was a German prince of the House of Ascania from the Anhalt-Dessau branch. He was also a Prussian soldier and Generalfeldmarschall .
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Maurice was the fifth son of Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, by his morganatic wife Anna Louise Föhse.
Maurice entered the Prussian army in 1725, and saw his first service as a volunteer in the War of the Polish Succession (1734–35). In the later years of the reign of Frederick William I of Prussia, he held important commands. In the Silesian wars of Frederick the Great, Maurice, the ablest of the old Leopold's sons, greatly distinguished himself, especially at the Battle of Hohenfriedbergin 1745. At Kesselsdorf it was the wing led by the young Maurice that carried the Austrian lines and won his father Leopold's last campaign. In the years of peace preceding the Seven Years' War, Moritz was employed by Frederick the Great in the colonization of the wastelands of Pomerania and the Oder Valley. When the king took the field again in 1756, Maurice was in command of one of the columns which hemmed in the Saxon army in the lines of Pirna, and he received the surrender of Rutowski's force after the failure of the Austrian attempts at relief. During the next year Maurice suffered a change in...Hartmut Ross (1997). "Moritz Prinz von Anhalt-Dessau" (in de). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. pp. 134–135none, (full text online)This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911) Encyclopædia Britannica(11th ed.) Cambridge University Press
Prince Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, the last head of the Hesse-Darmstadt line, died in 1968, at which time Moritz's father succeeded him as head of the entire house. Moritz had been the head of the House of Hesse since the death of his father Philip on 25 October 1980. Moritz was a world-famous art collector.
03/06/2018 · The Wedding of Prince Moritz of Hesse and Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (wearing the Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara) in Kronberg on this day in 1964, followed by a Reception at Schloss Friedrichshof.
03/11/2021 · Le prince Moritz de Lippe-Weissenfeld, fils unique du prince Georg (1957) et d’Alexandra Gerlach, a diversifié la production familiale au château de Proschwitz en Saxe. Ses parents ont une production viticole à laquelle s’ajoute à présent celle du cidre. Le prince âgé de 17 ans, est étudiant en biochimie. (Merci à Alberto) More.
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