Saxe-Saalfeld

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Duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld
Herzogtum Sachsen-Saalfeld
1680–1735
Saxe-Saafeld, shown within the other Ernestine duchies
Saxe-Saafeld, shown within the other Ernestine duchies
Status State of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Saalfeld
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
• Partitioned from
    Saxe-Gotha

1680
• United with Coburg
August 6, 1699
• Duchy renamed onImperial decision of​Ernestine succession


1735
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Saxe-Gotha
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

The Duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld was one of the Saxon Duchies held by the Ernestine line of the Wettin Dynasty. Established in 1680 for Johann Ernst, seventh son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It remained under this name until 1699, when Albert, Duke of Saxe-Coburg died without sons. His brother Johann Ernst of Saxe-Saalfeld became the new Duke of Coburg and the duchy was renamed into Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1735.

Dukes of Saxe-Saalfeld[edit]

Renamed Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld