Karl Alexander, XI. Herzog von Württemberg

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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":


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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
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)
August 1, 1733
Age 49
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
October 30, 1734
Age 50
Stuttgart, Neckarkreis, Wurttemberg
March 12, 1737
Age 53
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
May 11, 1737
Age 53
Chapel Of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Neckarkreis, Wurttemberg