Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg
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|Duke of Saxe-Eisenach|
|Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg|
|Spouse||Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg
Sophie Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt
|Issue||Christiane, Duchess of Holstein-Glücksburg|
|Father||Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg|
|Mother||Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg|
6 January 1653|
|Died||28 April 1707
Christian had far-traveled in his youth and was interested already 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 as 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 the alquimie.
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 tooke until 1735 to be resolved.
- Christiane (b. Eisenach, 4 March 1679 – d. Glücksburg, 24 May 1722), who was married on 15 February 1699 to Philip Ernst, Duke of Holstein-Glücksburg (1673–1729).
- August Beck, Christian, einziger Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenberg. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). vol IV. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, pp. 178–180.
- Wolfgang Huschke (1957), "Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German) (Berlin: Duncker & Humblo) 3: 232",
- Wilfried Warsitzka: Herzog Christian von Sachsen und der Bau der Schlosskirche zu Eisenberg. Wartburg-Verlag, Jena 1992, ISBN 3-86160-065-X