Prince August, Duke of Dalarna

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Prince August
Duke of Dalarna
August of Sweden & Norway c 1870.jpg
Prince August of Sweden and Norway
Born (1831-08-24)24 August 1831
Drottningholm Palace, Ekerö, Sweden
Died 4 March 1873(1873-03-04) (aged 41)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg
Full name
Nikolaus August
House Bernadotte
Father Oscar I of Sweden
Mother Josephine of Leuchtenberg
Swedish Royalty
House of Bernadotte
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Charles XIV John
Oscar I
Oscar I
Charles XV
Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland
Oscar II
Princess Eugenie
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
Charles XV
Lovisa, Queen of Denmark
Prince Carl Oscar, Duke of Södermanland
Oscar II
Gustaf V
Prince Oscar, Duke of Gotland
Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke
Margaretha, Princess Axel of Denmark
Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway
Astrid, Queen of Belgium
Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland
Gustaf V
Gustaf VI Adolf
Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland
Prince Lennart, Duke of Småland
Gustaf VI Adolf
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna
Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler
Birgitta, Princess Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson
Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf
Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland

Prince Nikolaus August, Duke of Dalarna (24 August 1831 – 4 March 1873) was the youngest of the five children of King Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg.


Early life

Born in Drottningholm Palace in Ekerö, Stockholm County, his eldest sibling was King Carl XV of Sweden.[1]

During parts of 1849-1853, he was a student at Uppsala University. On 10 December 1851, he was made an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


On 16 April 1864 in Altenburg, the Duke married Princess Therese Amalie of Saxe-Altenburg (Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - Haga Palace, Stockholm, 9 November 1914),[1][2] Duchess of Saxony,[2] eldest daughter of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg. The marriage did not produce issue.[1] In Sweden, his wife was styled Princess Teresia.

The Prince was very interested in trains and locomotives, and a locomotive was named after him. Since it was commonly thought the Prince was not very bright, this led to the expression "dummare än tåget" (lit. "more stupid than the train"), an expression still in use in the Swedish language.[3]

Prince August died at the age of 41 of pneumonia at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, Stockholm.[1]


Arms of Prince August from 1831 to 1844
Armoiries du Prince Auguste duc de Dalécarlie de 1844 à 1873.svg
Arms of Prince August after 1844



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Peerage # 105635
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henri van Oene's Royal Genealogies at the Wayback Machine (archived October 28, 2009)
  3. Nu går språktåget, Dagens Nyheter, 2 March 2006, retrieved 22 October 2013
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
Born: 24 August 1831 Died: 4 March 1873
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Duke of Dalarna Succeeded by
Carl Johan Bernadotte