Karl Alexander, XI. Herzog von Württemberg

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Karl Alexander XI Herzog von Württemberg

Also Known As: "Carl Alexander", "Herzog von Württemberg"
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Place of Burial: Chapel Of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Neckarkreis, Wurttemberg
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental and Eleonore Juliane von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Herzogin zu Württemberg-Winnental
Husband of Maria Augusta von Thurn und Taxis
Father of Ludwig Eugen XIII. Johann, Herzog von Württemberg; Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg; Alexander Eugen von Württemberg; Karl II Eugen, XII. Herzog von Württemberg; Auguste Elisabeth Marie Luise Herzogin von Württemberg and 3 others
Brother of Christine Charlotte Bsse von Württemberg; Dorothea Charlotte Bsse von Würtemberg; Friedrich Karl von Württemberg; Heinrich Friedrich von Württemberg; Maximilian Emanuel von Württemberg and 1 other

Occupation: Herzog von Württemberg, kaiserlicher sowie Reichsgeneralfeldmarschall
Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Karl Alexander, XI. Herzog von Württemberg

Karl Alexander (24 May 1684 – 12 March 1737) was Duke of Württemberg from 1698 until his death.

Born in Stuttgart, he was the eldest son of Friedrich Karl, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental and Eleanore Juliane, Princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

He succeeded his father as Duke of Württemberg-Winnental in 1698, and inherited the main Duchy of Württemberg, centered on Stuttgart, from his cousin, Eberhard Ludwig, in 1733.

As a successful army-commander in service of the Kaiser, he converted to Catholicism in 1712. He was militarily successful under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Spanish War of Succession as well as in the war against the Turks. In 1719 he was appointed imperial governor of Belgrad. As Duke of Württemberg he moved the court back from Ludwigsburg to Stuttgart .

Soldiered in the Balkans against the Turks for much of his life.


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Latterly (in)famous for hiring and firing "Jew Suss":


Karl Alexander (auch Carl Alexander; * 24. Januar 1684 in Stuttgart; † 12. März 1737 in Ludwigsburg) war von 1733 bis 1737 der elfte Herzog von Württemberg, kaiserlicher sowie Reichsgeneralfeldmarschall.


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Karl Alexander, XI. Herzog von Württemberg's Timeline

January 24, 1684
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
February 11, 1728
Age 44
Bruxelles, Brabant, Nederlande
Age 43
August 23, 1729
Age 45
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
January 6, 1731
Age 46
Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen-Nassau, PRU
January 21, 1732
Age 47
Stuttgart, Neckarkreis, Württemberg, Deutschland(HRR)
Age 48
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
October 30, 1734
Age 50
Stuttgart, Neckarkreis, Wurttemberg
March 12, 1737
Age 53
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany