Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg (1 June 1659 – 13 March 1679), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Wettin and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Born in Merseburg, she was a child of Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg and his wife Christiana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Life
- 13 March 1679 (aged 19), Eisenberg
- Christiana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
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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- Marriage and Issue
As a younger son, Christian had little prospect of inheriting the Electorate of Saxony, and instead received from his father in 1650 the administration of the former Bishopric of Merseburg, which had been confiscated after the Reformation. He was also elected by the Chapterof the cathedral. In a testament signed on 20 July 1652, the Elector John George I settled on an official division of the Albertine lands. Christian moved to Merseburgwith his wife and children on 30 September 1653 and set up a household of his own. His court soon encompassed 150 people. Christian took formal possession of his lands on 22 April 1657, a few months after the funeral of his father on 27 January 1657. According to the will of John George I, Christian received Merseburg and the cities of Bad Lauchstädt, Schkeuditz, Lützen, and Zwenkauand with their castles, half of the towns of Brehna, Zörbig, and Finsterwalde, and the Margraviate of Lower Lusatia, including the towns and castles of Lübben, Dobrilugk,...
In Dresden on 19 November 1650, Christian married Christiana, a daughter of Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in a double marriage in which his brother Mauricemarried Christiana's sister Sophie Hedwig. Christian and Christiana had eleven children: 1. Magdalene Sophie (b. Dresden, 19 October 1651 – d. Merseburg, 29 March 1675). 2. Johann Georg (b. Merseburg, 4 December 1652 – d. Merseburg, 3 January 1654). 3. Christian II, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg(b. Merseburg, 19 November 1653 – d. Merseburg, 20 October 1694). 4. August(b. Merseburg, 15 February 1655 – d. Zörbig, 27 March 1715), inherited Zörbig. 5. Stillborn son (Merseburg, 1 February 1656). 6. Philipp (b. Merseburg, 26 October 1657 – killed in action at Fleurus, 1 July 1690), inherited Lauchstädt. 7. Christiane (b. Merseburg, 1 June 1659 – d. Eisenberg, 13 March 1679), married on 13 February 1677 to Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg. 8. Sophie Hedwig (b. Merseburg, 4 August 1660 – d. Saalfeld, 2 August 1686),...
Heinrich Theodor Flathe: Christian I. (Herzog von Sachsen-Merseburg). In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie(ADB). Band 4, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, S. 174.
Christian II of Saxe-Merseburg (19 November 1653 – 20 October 1694), was a duke of Saxe-Merseburg and member of the House of Wettin . He was the second (but eldest surviving) son of Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg, and Christiana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg . This page uses content from the English Wikipedia.
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Christian II. von Sachsen-Merseburg, Herzog von Sachsen-Merseburg, was born 19 November 1653 in Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany to Christian I. von Sachsen-Merseburg (1615-1691) and Christiane von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1634-1701) and died 20 October 1694 Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany of unspecified causes.
Christiane von Sachsen-Merseburg (born June 1, 1659 in Merseburg, † March 13, 1679 in Eisenberg) was Princess of Sachsen-Merseburg from the house of the Albertine Wettins and by marriage Duchess of Sachsen-Eisenberg.
Lands disputed between, Saxe-Meiningen, Saxe-Römhild, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Saxe-Hildburghausen settled in 1735 Christian (1653–1707) Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg Married firstly Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg (1659 – 1679) daughter of Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg and secondly Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.