Julius Siegmund (Württemberg-Juliusburg)

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Julius Siegmund von Württemberg-Juliusburg (also: Julius Sigismund; * August 18, 1653 in Oels ; † October 15, 1684 in Juliusburg ) was Duke of Württemberg-Juliusburg .


Julius Siegmund was the fourth son of Duke Sylvius Nimrod von Württemberg-Oels (1622–1664) from his marriage to Elisabeth Marie von Oels (1625–1686).

After the death of his father in 1664, the mother initially reigned over her four sons in the Duchy of Oels . The princes went on their gentlemanly journey to the Netherlands, among other places, where the eldest brother Karl Ferdinand died in 1669.

In 1672 the older brothers took over the government and divided the land; Julius Siegmund received Medzibor and Trebnitz , his oldest brother Sylvius Friedrich Oels and Christian Ulrich Bernstadt . After the division, initiated by the mother, she resigned from the reign in 1673.

Julius Siegmund chose the village of Dreske as his residence. Here he converted the existing castle into a baroque palace. The place was named after Duke Juliusburg since 1676 . Julius Siegmund was a member of the Fruit- Bringing Society under the name “der Unwinter” .


Julius Siegmund married on April 4, 1677 in Grabow Anna Sophia (1647–1726), daughter of Duke Adolf Friedrich I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin , with whom he had the following children:

  • Marie Sophie (1678–1681)
  • Leopold Friedrich (1680–1681)
  • Karl (1682–1745), Duke of Württemberg-Bernstadt
⚭ 1703 Princess Wilhelmine Luise of Saxony-Meiningen (1686–1753)


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