Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

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Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
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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1809–1920
Flag (1813 – 1897) Coat of arms
Anthem
Weimars Volkslied
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach within the German Empire
Capital Weimar
Government Principality
Grand Duke
 - 180928 Charles Augustus
 - 190118 William Ernest
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Eisenach and Weimar
    in personal union
 
1741
 - Merger of Saxe-Eisenach
    and Saxe-Weimar
 
1809 1809
 - Raised to grand duchy 1815
 - German Revolution 1918
 - Joined Thuringia 1920
Area
 - 1905 3,617 km2 (1,397 sq mi)
Population
 - 1905 est. 388,000 
     Density 107.3 /km2  (277.8 /sq mi)
Flag (1897 – 1920)

The Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German: Herzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) was created in 1809 when the Ernestine duchies of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach were formally joined into one state. The two duchies had shared the same ruler since 1741, which is when the Saxe-Eisenach line had died out. It became a Grand Duchy in 1815.

In 1877, the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach officially became the Grand Duchy of Saxony (German: Großherzogtum Sachsen), but this name was not often used. The Grand Duchy was abolished in 1918 with the other German monarchies, and the state joined others to form the new state of Thuringia in the Weimar Republic.

The Grand Dukes full title was Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Landgrave in Thuringia, Margrave of Meißen, Princely Count of Henneberg, Lord of Blankenhayn, Neustadt and Tautenburg.

Rulers of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach[change | edit source]

Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, 1809 – 1815[change | edit source]

Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, 1815 – 1918[change | edit source]

Heads of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, 1918 – present[change | edit source]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Carl August was born as the heir apparent to the Grand Duchy, so he was always known as Hereditary Grand Duke Carl August. Prince Michael was born after the Grand Duchy was abolished, and is called Prince Michael as he has never reigned as Grand Duke.

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