Saxe-Coburg

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Duchy of Saxe-Coburg
Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg
State of the Holy Roman Empire
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Saxe-Coburg, shown with the other Ernestine duchies
Capital Coburg
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Division of Erfurt 1572
 - Partitioned from Saxe-Gotha 1572 1572
 - Annexed to Saxe-Eisenach 1633
 - Re-partitioned from Saxe-Gotha 1680
 - United with Saalfeld August 6 1699
 - Duchy renamed on Imperial decision of Ernestine succession 1735 1735

Saxe-Coburg (German: Sachsen-Coburg) was a country in today's Bavaria, Germany. It was part of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach after the Division of Erfurt in 1572. In 1596 Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach was split, Johann Casimir got Saxe-Coburg and Johann Ernst got Saxe-Eisenach. When Casimir died in 1633, his brother Ernst of Saxe-Eisenach both countries until he died in 1638. Saxe-Coburg was then given to other Ernestine duchies.

It became again a duchy in 1681. From 1699, when Albrecht of Saxe-Coburg died without sons until 1735 it shared a ruler with the Duke of Saxe-Saalfeld. In 1735 the two duchies were merged as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.


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