Christian I of Saxe-Merseburg (Dresden, 27 October 1615 – Merseburg, 18 October 1691), was the first duke of Saxe-Merseburg and a member of the House of Wettin. He was the sixth (but third surviving) son of Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony , and his second wife Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia.
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German duke, as the eighth, but fifth surviving, son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg and Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg. Christian had travelled far in his youth and was interested early in History and Art. After the death of his father in 1675, he governed together with his brothers over Saxe-Gotha. He made Eisenberg his residence, where in 1677 he built the Schloss Christiansburg. After the divisionary treaty of the duchy in 1680, Christian retained Eisenberg and the towns of Ronneburg, Roda and Camburg. During his last years he was very interested in alchemy. He died with considerable debts and, like his brothers Albrecht of Saxe-Coburg and Heinrich of Saxe-Römhild, without sons. His lands were disputed between his remaining brothers and their descendants in the "Coburg-Eisenberg-Römhild inheritance dispute", which took until 1735 to be resolved. In Merseburg on 13 February 1677, Christian married Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg. They had only one daughter. In Darmstad...
child->parent relationship with Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg(born 25 December 1601 Jul.Cal. (4 Jan 1602 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Ernst der Fromme, Herzog zu Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts, Part 1" by August Beck (Böhlau, 1865), p. 782: "Christian geboren Donnerstags den 6. Januar 1653 früh nach 8 Uhr auf dem Friedensteine" (Christian [was] born on Thursday, 6 January 1653, in the morning after 8 o'clock at Friedensteine). Thursday was Old Style.Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)
Christiane (1 June 1659 Merseburg – 13 March 1679 in Eisenberg), married on 13 February 1677 to Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg. Sophie Hedwig (4 August 1660 in Merseburg – 2 August 1686 in Saalfeld
Duke August died on 27 March 1715 at the age of 60. His body was conveyed to Merseburg and entombed in an ostentatious coffin made from tin in the princely crypt of Merseburg Cathedral.
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Maurice Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg. Maurice Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg (5 February 1688 – 21 April 1731) was a duke of Saxe-Merseburg and member of the House of Wettin . He was born in Merseburg, the fifth (but second surviving) son of Christian II, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg, and Erdmuthe Dorothea of Saxe-Zeitz .