Christiane von Sachsen-Merseburg

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Christiane von Saxe-Merseburg, Duchess (probably in the allegorical Of Saxony-Merseburgrstellung than Saxe-Eisenberg hunting goddess Diana ), painted about 1678, now in the Kupferstichkabinett Dresden the Dresden State Art Collections
Christiane von Sachsen-Merseburg, portrait in the Schlosskirche Eisenberg

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 .


Christiane was the second daughter of Duke Christian I of Saxony-Merseburg and his wife Christiana , a daughter of Duke Philip of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg .

Death and burial

Christiane died early at the age of only 19 - probably of puerperal fever . In her memory, her husband had the castle church of St. Trinity built. Christiane was buried in a pewter coffin in the princely crypt of Merseburg Cathedral .

Marriage and offspring

Her only marriage was on February 13, 1677 in Merseburg with Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg , the son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg from his marriage to Elisabeth Sophia of Saxe-Altenburg .

She had a daughter with her husband:

After the early death of Christianes von Sachsen-Merseburg, Christian von Sachsen-Eisenberg married Princess Sophie Marie of Hessen-Darmstadt , daughter of Landgrave Ludwig VI, in 1681 after a period of mourning . from Hessen-Darmstadt .

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