Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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|Christian Ernest II|
|Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
|Spouse||Christiane Fredericka of Koss|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
|Mother||Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg|
18 August 1683|
|Died||4 September 1745
In Naitschau on 18 August 1724, Christian Ernst married unequally with Christiane Fredericka of Koss; for this, his younger half-brother Franz Josias reclaimed the full succession of the duchy. His father, the duke Johann Ernst, determined the common government of the brothers with indivisibility of the duchy upon his death, in 1729. Christian Ernst make his residence in Saalfeld and Franz Josias moved into the Veste Coburg.
The double government make soon impossible and this force the settlement of the "Coburg Eisenberg Roemhilder of Hereditary Controversy", whereby Christian Ernst received Coburg, Rodach, Mönchröden and half Neuhaus. Christian Ernst died childless and all his inheritance has taken by his half-brother, Franz Josias.
Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-SaalfeldBorn: 18 August 1683 Died: 4 September 1745
John Ernest IV
|Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld