Hertig August av Dalarna, Sveriges och Norges arvfurste

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August Nicolaus Napoleon Bernadotte of Sweden (Bernadotte), prins av Sverige och Norge, Hertig av Dalarna

Birthplace: Drottningholm slott, Stockholm, Sverige (Sweden)
Death: March 04, 1873 (41)
Stockholms slott, Stockholm, Sverige (Sweden)
Place of Burial: Stockholm, Sverige
Immediate Family:

Son of Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway and Josephine of Leuchtenberg Queen Consort of Sweden and Norway
Husband of Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg
Brother of Charles XV of Sweden; Prins Gustaf; Oscar II, King of Sweden and Norway and Eugénie, prinsessa av Sverige
Half brother of Oscara Hilder; Hjalmar Högquist and Max Högquist

Occupation: Hertig av Dalarna, Sveriges och Norges arvfurste
Managed by: Tomas Per Olof Tysén
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About Hertig August av Dalarna, Sveriges och Norges arvfurste


His full name was Carl Nicolaus August* Bernadotte. "Prince Nicholas August of Sweden was supposed to be called Nicholas after the Tsar. August was added just to refer of Tsar Nicholas as being the Great. However, something went wrong in the Swedish-Russian relations and he was started to be called just August. Many Swedes were thereafter called August, among them August Strindberg. In the same way the name Oscar had been introduced in Sweden.

"Nicholas August was the fifth child and fourth son of King Oscar I of Sweden, né M. Oscar Bernadotte in Paris 1799 and of Queen Joséphine, née princess of Bologna and duchess of Galliera in Milan 1807 (later styled princess of Leuchtenberg).

"Being the youngest child of his mother he seems to have been her favourite son although not as intelligent as his brothers, nor as artistic.

"He studied at the university of Uppsala and had his military education in the army not the navy, which in Sweden has always been considered smarter than the army.

"He was supposed to drink a bit heavily and courting too many ladies,who were not of his rank, so the engagement to Princess Thérèse of Sachsen-Altenburg was arranged (not against his will or hers) around Christmas 1863. They were married in Altenburg in the spring of 1864. He was at the time of their marriage 33 and she was 28, which was considered extremely late.

"They took up residence at the Royal Palace in Stockholm spending much of the summers at the Haga Palace just outside Stockholm. . . .

"Prince August and Princess Thérèse seem to have lived a rather good life together. They rarely had to take great part in any important state business. However, when Thérèse's second cousin grandduke Konstantin Nicolaivitch, married to her cousin Alexanda of Sachsen-Altenburg, came to Stockholm with their son Nicolaus Konstantinovitch (later to marry another Sachsen-Altenburg princess Elisabeth) they threw a big party at the Haga Palace. Unlike August's brothers King Karl and King Oscar II there hardly any rumours about infidelity from August's side."

["Martin" in "Augustus duke of Delacarlia" at Alexander Palace Time Machine, http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,8913.0.html, visited September 15, 2007.]

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Hertig August av Dalarna, Sveriges och Norges arvfurste's Timeline

August 24, 1831
Stockholm, Sverige
March 4, 1873
Age 41
Stockholm, Sverige
Stockholm, Sverige