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 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 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 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.
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.
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