King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony
(1797-1854)

Died aged c. 57

Frederick Augustus II (German: Friedrich August II.; 18 May 1797 in Dresden – 9 August 1854 in , Karrösten, Tyrol) was King of Saxony and a member of the House of Wettin. He was the eldest son of Maximilian, Prince of Saxony – younger son of the Elector Frederick Christian of Saxony – by his first wife, Caroline of Bourbon, Princess of Parma.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Royal Beacon Hotel. The hotel was constructed c1810 and was originally called the Marine Hotel. The proprietor changed the name to the Royal Beacon Hotel after a short visit by the King of Saxony in 1844

Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, United Kingdom where they visited (1844)

The Cross Keys Milnthorpe. Dating from the sixteenth century, the inn was rebuilt following a fire in 1821. As 'the largest hostelry' between Kendal and Lancaster it served 20 Stage Coaches a day and also the 'carriage trade' of the nobility and gentry. Royal visitors included the King of Saxony, the Csarevitch of Russia and, on 24th July 1840, Queen Adelaide, widow of William IV. Though the coaching trade was ruined by the coming of the railway in 1846, the Cross Keys remained a centre of social life, having a ballroom to accommodate 70 dancers.

Park Road, Milnthorpe, United Kingdom where they visited