Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen

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Karl Friedrich
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
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Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Reign 1729–1743
Predecessor Ernst Ludwig II
Successor Friedrich Wilhelm
Born (1712-07-18)18 July 1712
Meiningen
Died 28 March 1743(1743-03-28) (aged 30)
Meiningen
House Saxe-Meiningen
Father Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Mother Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha
Religion Lutheranism

Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (Meiningen, 18 July 1712 – Meiningen, 28 March 1743), was a duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

He was the fourth but third surviving son of Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and his first wife, Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

Karl Friedrich inherited the duchy of Saxe-Meiningen when his father died in 1724, along with his older brother, Ernst Ludwig II, under the guardianship of his uncles Frederick Wilhelm and Anton Ulrich until 1733.

When his older brother died unmarried in 1729, Karl Frederick ruled alone until his death.

Like his brother, he never married, and, after his death, was succeeded by his uncle, Friedrich Wilhelm.

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Dorothea Maria of Anhalt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Johann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Ludwig V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Magdalena von Brandenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Marie Hedwig of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. John George I, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Sophia Eleonore of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Magdalene Sybille of Prussia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (=16)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (=8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Dorothea Maria of Anhalt (= 17)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg (=9)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Sophia Eleonore of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. John George I, Elector of Saxony (= 22)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. August, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia (= 23)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Anna Maria of Ostfriesland
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  • Hannelore Schneider: Das Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen unter seinen ersten Herzögen. Südthüringer Forschungen, Heft 27, 300 Jahre Schloss Elisabethenburg, Meiningen 1994.
  • L. Hertel: Meiningische Geschichte von 1680 bis zur Gegenwart. Schriften des Vereins für Sachsen-Meiningische Geschichte und Landeskunde, 47. Heft, Hildburghausen 1904.
Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 18 July 1712 Died: 28 March 1743
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ernst Ludwig II
Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
1729–1743
Succeeded by
Friedrich Wilhelm