Dorothea of Saxe-Altenburg
Dorothea was a daughter of Duke Friedrich Wilhelm I of Saxe-Weimar (1562–1602) from his second marriage to Anna Maria (1575–1643), daughter of Duke Philipp Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg . She was born in Torgau, where her father ruled as regent of the Electorate of Saxony. She was raised primarily at Lichtenburg Castle by the widow elector Hedwig of Saxony . Since 1620 she was a member of the Tugendliche Gesellschaft under the name Die Freudige .
On May 11, 1628, Dorothea was postulated by her older sister Dorothea Sophie , Abbess of Quedlinburg as coadjutor of the Quedlinburg Abbey . Dorothea's aunt Maria had also been an abbess in Quedlinburg. But Dorothea left the pen again.
- Erika Alma Metzger, Richard E. Schade: Linguistic societies, gallant poets , p. 622 ( digitized version )
- Ute Essegern: Fürstinnen am kursächsischer Hof , Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2007, p. 128
|SURNAME||Dorothea of Saxe-Altenburg|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Duchess of Saxony-Eisenach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 26, 1601|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Torgau|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 10, 1675|
|Place of death||Altenburg|