Bernhard II, Duke o Saxe-Jena

Bernhard II, Duke o Saxe-Jena (Weimar, 14 October 1638 – 3 Mey 1678)

Bernhard II
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Duke o Saxe-Jena
PredecessorNew Creation
SuccessorJohann Wilhelm
Born14 October 1638(1638-10-14)
Dee'd3 Mey 1678(1678-05-03) (aged 39)
SpouseMarie Charlotte de La Trémoille
IssueCharlotte Marie, Duchess o Saxe-Weimar
John William, Duke o Saxe-Jena
HooseHoose o Wettin
FaitherWilhelm, Duke o Saxe-Weimar
MitherEleonore Dorothea o Anhalt-Dessau


Bernhard attendit the Varsity o Jena frae Februar 1654 until November 1657. Subsequently, he was pulled into political affairs when his faither sent him tae Paris in order to strengthen the relations of Ernestine line with the King Louis XIV, hopefully through a mairiage. The French king, however, made him wait eighteen months for an audience. The stay in Fraunce finally led tae his marriage to Marie Charlotte de La Trémoille, dochter o Henri de La Trémoille, Duke o Thouars an Marie de La Tour d'Auvergne.

The wedding took place in Paris on 10 Juin 1662. Shortly efter, the couple moved tae Jena.


  1. Wilhelm, Hereditary Prince o Saxe-Jena (24 Julie 1664 – 21 Juin 1666).
  2. Stillborn dochter (7 Aprile 1666).
  3. Prince Bernhard o Saxe-Jena (9 November 1667 – 26 Aprile 1668).
  4. Princess Charlotte Marie o Saxe-Jena (20 December 1669 – 6 Januar 1703), mairit Wilhelm Ernst, Duke o Saxe-Weimar; but divorced in 1690.
  5. Johann Wilhelm, Duke o Saxe-Jena (28 Mairch 1675 – 4 November 1690).