Magdalena Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

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Magdalena Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Magdalena Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Magdalena Sibylle von Brandenburg-Kulmbach / Bayreuth (born November 1, 1612 in Bayreuth , † March 20, 1687 in Dresden ) was elector of Saxony by marriage.


She was the daughter of Margrave Christian zu Brandenburg-Kulmbach / Bayreuth (1581–1655) and Marie of Prussia .

She married Prince Elector Johann Georg II of Saxony on November 13, 1638 in Dresden . The couple had three children:

Magdalena Sibylle was friends with the Swedish royal family and was able to save the city of Pirna from destruction in 1639 by writing a letter to the Swedish general. After the death of Elector Johann Georg I in 1656, she succeeded her mother-in-law Magdalena Sibylle of Prussia as Electress of Saxony. Her husband died in 1680 and she took her widow's residence in Freiberg - Colditz and in the "Residenzhaus" in Dresden, and also owned the outworks in Fischersdorf (later Birckholzens). Her grave is in Freiberg Cathedral .


  • Franz Otto Stichart: Gallery of the Saxon Princesses. Biographical sketches of all ancestors of the royal house of Saxony. Fleischer, Leipzig 1857, ( digitized version ).
  • Fritz Roth : Complete evaluations of funeral sermons for genealogical and cultural-historical purposes. Self-published, Boppard / Rhein 1980, vol. 10, p. 492, R 9803

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