Bernhard III ( German: Bernhard Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht Georg; 1 April 1851 – 16 January 1928), was the last reigning duke of Saxe-Meiningen . Biography Bernhard was born on 1 April 1851 at Meiningen in what was then the German Confederation , as the eldest son of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and his first wife Princess Charlotte of Prussia.
In the German Revolution after World War I, Duke Bernhard III, brother-in-law of Emperor Wilhelm II, was forced to abdicate and his brother Ernst on 11/12 November 1918 refused the succession. The succeeding "Free State of Saxe-Meiningen" was merged into the new state of Thuringia on 1 May 1920.
Bernhard Friedrich Wilhelm Albert Georg Prinz von Sachsen-Meiningen und Hildburghausen. Herzog Bernhard III von Sachsen-Meiningen und Hildburghausen (styled as HH Reigining Duke of Saxe-Meiningen und Hildburghausen) on 25 June 1914. He abdicated on 10 November 1918, and was the last ruling duke.
Bernhard II (17 December 1800 – 3 December 1882) was a Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Family He was the only son of Georg I Frederick Karl, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Bernhard was a younger brother of Queen Adelaide of the United Kingdom and Ida, Princess Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. 
Bernhard III. Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Reign. 25 June 1914 – 10 November 1918. Predecessor. Georg II. Successor. Monarchy abolished. Head of the House of Saxe-Meiningen.
Bernhard was born in Köln the third son of Prince Frederick Johann of Saxe-Meiningen and Countess Adelaide of Lippe-Biesterfeld. His father was the second son of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and his mother a daughter of Count Ernst of Lippe-Biesterfeld .
Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen ( Gotha, 10 September 1649 – Meiningen, 27 April 1706) was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen . He was the sixth but third surviving son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg and Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg .
Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Bernhard III. Birth. 1.4.1851 in Meiningen. Death. 16.1.1928 in Meiningen (76 years) Marriage. Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-MeiningenWedding: 18.2.1878 in Berlin. Children.
Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Deutsch: Bernhard III. Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht Georg (1851–1928) war der letzte regierende Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen (1914–1918), Philologe und General der preußischen Armee.
Duke o Saxe-Meiningen; Ring: 25 Juin 1914 – 10 November 1918: Predecessor: Georg II: Successor: Monarchy abolished: Heid o the Hoose o Saxe-Meiningen; Tenure: 1918–1928: Predecessor: Georg II: Successor: Prince Ernst