August Georg von Baden-Baden's life

Autumn 1705 the ruling family of Baden-Baden moved into the 
new palatial residence in Rastatt. 

January 6, 1706 birth of August Georg Simpert von Zähringen in Rastatt, 
Germany to Sibylla Augusta of Saxe-Lauenburg & Ludwig Wilhelm 
"Türkenlouis", the Margrave of Baden-Baden.

January 14, 1706 baptised as "Augustus Georgius Bernardus Simbertus 
Joannes Philippus" at the Stiftskirche in Baden-Baden, Germany

January 4, 1707 death of the Türkenlouis (August Georg's father) in Rastatt, 
as the consequences of a war injury; Sibylla takes over as co-regent of 
the government of Baden-Baden for the minor hereditary prince Ludwig 
Georg.

May 28, 1707 invasion of the French in Rastatt.  Sibylla flees with her 
children to Ettlingen.  She is in Baden-Baden from June through 
October. 

September 23, 1707 death of August Georg's sister, Luise of Baden-Baden 
at age 1 year, 8 months, and 17 days.

February 16, 1709 death of August Georg's brother, Wilhelm Georg of 
Baden-Baden at age 3 years, 1 month, and 10 days.

1710-11 building of the Castle Favorite by Michael Ludwig Rohrer 

March 6, 1714 Peace of Rastatt (end of the War of Spanish Succession) 
beginning of the reconstruction of the devastated Margravate.

1716 Sibylla orders a hunting lodge for her sons built at the 
Baden-Badener Fremersberg (on the western outskirts of the 
city of Baden-Baden).  It is finished in 1721.

April 18 1721 marriage of Ludwig Georg of Baden-Baden to Marie Anna of 
Schwarzenberg.

July 13, 1724 marriage of Auguste of Baden-Baden to Louis, the Duke of 
Orléans in Sarry, Marne, France.

May 12, 1725 birth of Louis Philippe I of Orléans to Auguste of Baden-Baden 
and Louis of Orléans at Versailles, France.

March 16, 1726 birth of Elizabeth of Baden-Hochberg to Maria Anna of 
Schwarzenberg and Ludwig Georg of Baden-Baden.

August 5, 1726 birth of Louise Magdalene of Orléans to Auguste of Baden-Baden 
and Louis of Orléans at Versailles, France.

August 8, 1726 death of August Georg's sister, Auguste of Baden-Baden 
at the Palais Royal in Paris at age 20 years, 7 months, and 2 days.

1726-1728 August Georg, forced by his mother into a religious career, 
studied theology in Siena (Tuscany) and Rome, Italy.  He travelled to Siena via 
Augsburg, Brixen (Bressanone), Mantua, Bologna, and Florence.

June 5, 1726 a letter from August to his mother addressed from "Bollonia" (Bologna)

June 11, 1726 a letter from August to his mother addressed from Florence, Italy.

June 9, 1726 - June 16, 1727 August's letters to his mother addressed from Siena.

October 14, 21, & 28 1726 August's letters to his mother addressed from Casciano (Casciana Terme)

June 7, 1727 delivery of the government to his brother Margrave Ludwig 
Georg Simpert of Baden-Baden

September 6 - October 11, 1727 August's letters to his mother addressed from Rome.

August Georg returned to Augsburg via Bologna, Turin, and Milan.

February 8, 1728 a letter from August to his mother addressed from Milan. 

February 14, 1728 a letter from August to his mother addressed from Trent.

February 20, 1728 - December 4, 1730 letters from August to his mother addressed from Augsburg.

May 14, 1728 death of Louis Magdalene of Orléans.

August 25, 1728 birth of Karl Ludwig of Baden-Baden to Maria Anna of 
Schwarzenberg and Ludwig Georg, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

1728-1729? August Georg a Canon ("Domherr") in Cologne, Germany.
Please note that August's letters to his mother during this period 
were all written from Augsburg.

1729-1730 August Georg the Dean ("Domdechant") or Canon in 
Augsburg, Germany.  

July 10, 1733 His mother Sibylla Augusta dies at the age of 58 years 
in Ettlingen, Germany.

July 12, 1733 Sibylla Augusta is buried in the castle church in Rastatt. 

1734 August George is made an Oberst (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Austrian war service.

July 6, 1734 death of Karl Ludwig, Prince of Baden-Baden.

1734 one year after Sibyllas death, August Georg was dispensed by Pope 
Clemens XII from his religious vows.

1735 August Georg is promoted to Generalmajor (Major General) and put in charge 
of those schwäbischen Kreisregiments (regiments of the Swabian Circle) which 
had formerly belonged to Graf Eustach von Fugger.

December 7, 1735 August Georg was married to Princess Maria Victoria 
of Arenberg in the 15th-century Franciscan Church of Mary's Ascension 
(Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) in Neuhaus, Bohemia (Jindrichuv Hradec, 
Czech Republic).    They take up residence in Theusing, Bohemia (Touzim, Czech Republic).

August 11, 1736 birth of Ludwig Georg of Baden-Baden to Maria Anna of 
Schwarzenberg and Ludwig Georg, the Margrave of Baden-Baden.

1736 birth of a son to Maria Victoria and August Georg which dies 
within a year.

March 11, 1737 death of Prince Ludwig Georg of Baden-Baden.

circa 1737-1741 the birth of a daughter, Maria?

December 16, 1740 Invasion of Silesia by Prussia begins the War of 
Austrian Succession) ("Österreicher Erbfolgekrieg")

1743 August Georg is promoted to Generalfeldmarschallleutnant (Lieutenant Field Marshall)

October 18, 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of Austrian 
Succession.

August 20, 1754 August Georg promoted to "Generalmajor" (Major General)

January 12, 1755 death of Maria Anna of Schwarzenberg

July 20, 1755 marriage of Ludwig Georg, Margrave of Baden-Baden to 
Marie Anna Josefe Auguste, [princess of Bavaria?] in Ettlingen.  She was 
the daughter of Karl VII Albrecht of the Holy Roman Empire and Marie 
Amalie, Archduchess of Austria.

August 1756 Prussians invade Saxony at beginning of Seven Years 
War ("sieben jahre Krieg").

March 17, 1758 August Georg promoted to "Feldmarschall-Leutnant" (Lieutenant Field Marshall)

1759 August George is made General der Kavallerie (General of the Cavalry)

October 22, 1761 death of Ludwig Georg, the Margrave of Baden-Baden 
in Rastatt.  He is buried at the Stiftskirche in Baden.

October 22, 1761 - October 21, 1771 August Georg ruled as the 
Margrave of Baden-Baden.

February 15, 1763 Treaty of Hubertusburg ends Seven Years War 
between Prussia and Austria.

1765 or 1768 Succession Treaty ("Erbfolgevertrag") paves the way for 
Karl Friedrich von Baden-Durlach to succeed to the throne of Baden-
Baden upon the death of August Georg, due to a lack of male heirs.

March 11, 1768 August Georg promoted to "Feldmarschall" (Field Marshall)

For the first time in the year 1770 Margrave August Georg of 
Baden-Baden issued general land school regulations ("Allgemeine 
Landschulordnung") for the catholic schools of the Margravate of 
Baden-Baden. School became cumpulsory from ages 6 through 13.  
Instruction usually only took place in the winter. The School 
administrative board was the margravate school commission, instruction 
and the other supervision was incumbent on the catholic clergymen.

Late Summer 1771 August Georg has his father's war trophies gathered 
into a new "Turkish Chamber" ("Türckische Kammer") in the Rastatt 
Palace.  He wanted to preserve the fame of his father.  Officials were 
busy for weeks gathering the war momentos together.

October 21, 1771 August Georg dies at age 65 years, 9 months, and 15 days 
in Rastatt, Germany.

December 10, 1771 August Georg is entombed in the Stiftskirche 
in Baden-Baden.

He died without leaving a male heir as did his brother.  Although married 
with princess Maria Victoria of Arenberg since 1735, ruling more weakly, 
often more compelled, but more beloved and more popular, the beautiful 
arts loving gentleman.

     After his death the Margravate of Baden fell to the Durlach line. 
The burden of debts by extravagance, mistresses, and toadyism and 
strong hypocrisy nearly exceeded the value of the total margravate.

April 13, 1793 the death of his widow Maria Victoria in Strasbourg, France





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