Sibylle Elisabeth of Württemberg
Duke Frederick I sought the connection to the House of Saxony and searched for a match for Sybille Elisabeth (his eldest daughter) among the Protestant princes who were allies of the German Empire and were supportive of his quest for formal vassal ties to the House of Habsburg.
She married John George I, Elector of Saxony on 16 September 1604. As wittum, she was given the castle, city, and jurisdiction of Weißensee. The couple were granted a separate court which was mainly financed with revenue from the Bishopric of Merseburg.
Sybille Elisabeth was known for providing free medicines to the needy, but suddenly died aged 21 in Dresden after the birth of her only child, a stillborn son. She was buried in Freiburg Cathedral (also known as St Mary's Cathedral).
- Ute Essegern: Fürstinnen am kursächsischen Hof. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2007, p. 227. (online) [retrieved 4 November 2014].
- Tobias Adami: Triumphus Veneris in nuptis …: Hochzeitsglückwünsche für Johann Georg Herzog von Sachsen und Sibylle Elisabeth von Württemberg, Tochter des Friedrich Herzog von Württemberg, Sept. 1604. Stoeckel, 1604.