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Prince August
Duke of Dalarna
Prince August of Sweden and Norway
Spouse Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg
Full name
Nikolaus August
House House of Bernadotte
Father King Oscar I
Mother Duchess Josephine of Leuchtenberg
Born 24 August 1831(1831-08-24)
Drottningholm Palace, Ekerö, Sweden
Died 4 March 1873 (aged 41)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Royalty
House of Bernadotte
Bernadotte coa.svg
Charles XIV John
   Oscar I
Oscar I
   Charles XV
   Gustaf, Duke of Upland
   Oscar II
   Princess Eugenie
   August, Duke of Dalarna
Charles XV
   Lovisa, Queen of Denmark
   Carl Oscar, Duke of S√∂dermanland
Oscar II
   Gustaf V
   Oscar, Duke of Gotland
   Eug√©n, Duke of N√§rke
   Carl, Duke of V√§sterg√∂tland
   Princess Margaretha
   M√§rtha, Crown Princess of Norway
   Astrid, Queen of Belgium
   Carl, Duke of √Ėsterg√∂tland
Gustaf V
   Gustaf VI Adolf
   Vilhelm, Duke of S√∂dermanland
   Erik, Duke of V√§stmanland
Gustaf VI Adolf
   Gustaf Adolf, Duke of V√§sterbotten
   Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
   Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
   Bertil, Duke of Halland
   Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna
   Princess Margaretha
   Princess Birgitta
   Princess D√©sir√©e
   Princess Christina
   Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf
   Crown Princess Victoria
   Carl Philip, Duke of V√§rmland
    Madeleine, Duchess of H√§lsingland and G√§strikland

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

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 December 10, 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 von Saxe-Altenburg (Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - Haga Palace, Stockholm, 9 November 1914),[1][2] or Saxe-Altenburg, Duchess of Saxony,[2] eldest daughter of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg, in Altenburg on 16 April 1864. The marriage did not produce issue.[1] In Sweden, his wife was styled Princess Theresia.

The Prince was very interested in trains and locomotives, and a locomotive was named after him. Since it was commonly known the Prince was not so very bright this led to the expression "dummare än tåget", (literally translated "more stupid than the train"), an expression still in use in the Swedish languague, although it is not very commonly known anymore that it is actually derived from a Prince of the Royal House in the 19th century.

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


16. Jean Bernadotte
8. Jean Henri Bernadotte
17. Marie du Pucheu
4. Charles XIV John of Sweden
18. Jean de Saint Vincent
9. Jeanne de Saint Vincent
19. Marie d'Abbadie de Sireix
2. Oscar I of Sweden
20. Joseph Clary
10. François Clary
21. Françoise Agnes Ammoric
5. Désirée Clary
22. Joseph Ignace Somis
11. Françoise Rose Somis
23. Catherine Rose Soucheiron
1. Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
24. François de Beauharnais, Marquess de la La Ferté-Beauharnais
12. Alexandre, vicomte de Beauharnais
25. Marie Anne Henriette Françoise Pyvart de Chastulle
6. Eugène de Beauharnais
26. Joseph-Gaspard de Tascher
13. Joséphine de Tascher de La Pagerie
27. Rose-Claire des Vergers de Sanois
3. Duchess Josephine of Leuchtenberg
28. Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Zweibr√ľcken
14. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
29. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
7. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
30. Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt
15. Princess Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt
31. Countess Marie Luise of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Heidesheim


  1. ^ a b c d The Peerage # 105635
  2. ^ a b Henri van Oene's Royal Genealogies

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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


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