Saxe-Meiningen

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Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen
State of the Holy Roman Empire,
State of the Confederation of the Rhine,
State of the German Confederation,
State of the North German Confederation,
State of the German Empire,
State of the Weimar Republic
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1675–1918
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem
Vaterlandsgesang der Sachsen-Meininger
Capital Meiningen
Government Principality
Duke
 - 16751706 Bernhard I
 - 191418 Bernhard III
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Established 1675
 - Duchy abolished 1918
 - Merged into Thuringia 1920
Area
 - 1905 2,468 km2 (953 sq mi)
Population
 - 1905 est. 269,000 
     Density 109 /km2  (282.3 /sq mi)

The Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen was one of the Ernestine duchies.

The dukes were never very important in forming the history of Europe, and unlike their relative in the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha never set out to form a long lasting dynasty.

Like all of the German monarchies the duchy became part of the Weimar Republic after World War I.

In the reshuffle of Ernestine territories after the death of the Saxe-Gothaducal line in 1825, Saxe-Meiningen got the territories of Hildburghausen and Saalfeld. The state of Saxe-Meiningen was merged into the new state of Thuringia in 1920.

The capital of Saxe-Meiningen was Meiningen; it had an area of 2,468 km² and a population of 269,000 (1905). The summer residence was Altenstein.

The present head of Head of the Ducal House of Saxe-Meiningen is Prince Frederick Konrad (born 1952).

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Dukedom abolished in 1918

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