Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg

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Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg Gender: M
born on 6 January 1653 Jul.Cal. (16 Jan 1653 greg.) at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Gotha, Germany, 50n57, 10e41
Timezone LMT m10e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°44' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°45 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 00°59'

Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg Christian


German duke, as the eighth, but fifth surviving, son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg and Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg.

Christian had travelled far in his youth and was interested early in History and Art. After the death of his father in 1675, he governed together with his brothers over Saxe-Gotha. He made Eisenberg his residence, where in 1677 he built the Schloss Christiansburg. After the divisionary treaty of the duchy in 1680, Christian retained Eisenberg and the towns of Ronneburg, Roda and Camburg. During his last years he was very interested in alchemy.

He died with considerable debts and, like his brothers Albrecht of Saxe-Coburg and Heinrich of Saxe-Römhild, without sons. His lands were disputed between his remaining brothers and their descendants in the "Coburg-Eisenberg-Römhild inheritance dispute", which took until 1735 to be resolved.

In Merseburg on 13 February 1677, Christian married Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg. They had only one daughter. In Darmstadt, on 9 February 1681, Christian married secondly with Sophie Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt. They had no children.

He died on 28 April 1707, aged 54, in Eisenberg.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Ernst der Fromme, Herzog zu Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts, Part 1" by August Beck (Böhlau, 1865), p. 782: "Christian geboren Donnerstags den 6. Januar 1653 früh nach 8 Uhr auf dem Friedensteine" (Christian [was] born on Thursday, 6 January 1653, in the morning after 8 o'clock at Friedensteine). Thursday was Old Style.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)