Death of the Margrave of Meissen, Head of the House of Saxony

July 26, 2012

HRH Prince Maximilian Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, head of the Royal House of Saxony died July 23 at the age of 86 at his Villa La Tour de Peilz at  Genfer Lake.

The Margrave of Meissen was heir to the Kingdom of Saxony which was part of the German Empire. He succeeded his father, Hereditary Prince Frederick Christian of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen, to the headship of the Royal House in 1968. He was married to Princess Anastasia of Anhalt but since they had no children he chose as his heir Prince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe, who is the son of his eldest sister Princess Anna and her late husband Prince Robert of Gessaphe. Prince Alexander is married to Princess Gisela of Bavaria.

(source: European Royal History)

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