Princess Christiane o Saxe-Merseburg

Princess Christiane o Saxe-Merseburg (1 Juin 1659 – 13 Mairch 1679), wis a member o the House o Wettin an Duchess o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg bi mairiage.

Princess Christiane o Saxe-Merseburg
Duchess o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
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Christiane o Saxe-Merseburg, Duchess o Saxe-Eisenberg (probably in the allegorical representation of hunting goddess Diana), painted ca. 1678, now in the Kupferstichkabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections).
Born1 Juin 1659(1659-06-01)
Dee'd13 Mairch 1679(1679-03-13) (aged 19)
Noble faimilyHoose of Wettin
Spoose(s)Christian, Duke o Saxe-Eisenberg
Christiane, Duchess o Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg
FaitherChristian I, Duke o Saxe-Merseburg
MitherChristiana o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Born in Merseburg, she wis a dochter o Christian I, Duke o Saxe-Merseburg an his wife Christiana o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.


In Merseburg on 13 Februar 1677 Christiane mairit Duke Christian o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Both belonged tae the Hoose o Wettin: she wis a member o the Albertine line while her husband belonged tae the Ernestine branch. The couple settled in Eisenberg at the Christianburg Castle. Technically, she never became Duchess o Saxe-Eisenberg, because her husband anly officially received these land as a ruler in 1680, ane year efter her daith.


  1. Christine (4 Mairch 1679 – 24 Mey 1722) mairit Philip Ernst, Duke o Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg.