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     Ernst August III. Herzog von Braunschweig        





Ernst August Christian Georg III Duke of Brunswick
(17.11.1887 - 30.1.1953)
place of birth:  Penzig, Austria 


R
eigning Duke of Brunswick
from November 1913 until his abdication on 8 November 1918, Ernst August was a direct descendant of Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria. He born near Vienna, Austria to Crown Prince Ernst August von Hannover and Princess Thyra of Denmark. Ernst August married Kaiser Wilhelm II's only daughter, Viktoria Luise, in 1913. He later served in World War One and was promoted to Generalmajor. During the War, Viktoria Luise oversaw the day-to-day rule of the Duchy.









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