Saxe-Weimar

 

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Ernestine Wettins


  • Ernst, (1441-1486), Elector of Saxony from 1464.
  • John Frederick I, ( 1503– 1554), called John the Magnanimous, was Elector of Saxony from 1532 – 1547 and Duke of Saxony from 1547 – 1554. Deprived of his Electorate by the Emperor Charles V. In 1554, John Frederick I split the duchy between his three sons:
  • John Frederick II, ( 1529–1556),Duke of Saxe-Eisenach and Saxe-Coburg
  • John William, (1530–1573), Duke of Saxe-Weimar
  • John Frederick III, ( 1538–1565), Duke of Saxe-Gotha

In 1572 the Ernestine duchies were rearranged and redivided between the two sons of John Frederick II and the son of John William.

  • Johann Casimir, ( 1564- 1633),Duke of Saxe-Coburg
  • Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach ( - 1638), Duke of Saxe-Eisenach and later of Saxe-Coburg.

Senior Line of John Frederick II extinct.

  • Frederick Wilhelm I, ( 1562- 1602), Duke of Saxe-Weimar

After Frederick William's death, the land was split between his young sons and his brother.

Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
1603–1672

  • John Philip, ( 1597- 1639),Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Line extinct in 1672

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Duke of Saxe-Altenburg

Duke of Saxe-Weimar
1572-1815
Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
1815-1918

  • Johann II, (1570-1605), Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Jena.
  • Ernest Augustus I, ( -1748), D of Saxe-Weimar and Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach from 1741. Founder of the Order of the White Falcon in 1732.
  • Karl August, (1757-1828), Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Duke of (personal union) from 1758, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach from its creation in 1809, and Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach from 1815.

Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
1662-1741

  • Johann Georg II, (1665-1698), Duke of Saxe-Eisenach.

Merged with Saxe-Weimar into Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach in 1741

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Duke of Saxe-Eisenach


Duke of Saxe-Jena
1672-1690

  • Bernhard II, ( 1638- 1678), Duke of Saxe-Jena.

Lands divided between Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach

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Duke of Saxe-Jena