Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Christian Ernest II
Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Reign 17 February 1729 –
4 September 1745
Predecessor John Ernest
Successor Francis Josias
Born (1683-08-18)18 August 1683
Died 4 September 1745(1745-09-04) (aged 62)
Spouse Christiane Fredericka of Koss
House House of Wettin
Father John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Mother Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg
Religion Lutheranism

Christian Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Saalfeld, 18 August 1683 Saalfeld, 4 September 1745), was a duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.


He was the oldest surviving son of Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and his first wife, Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg.

In Naitschau on 18 August 1724, Christian Ernst married unequally with Christiane Fredericka of Koss; for this, his younger half-brother Franz Josias reclaimed the full succession of the duchy. His father, the duke Johann Ernst, determined the common government of the brothers with indivisibility of the duchy upon his death, in 1729. Christian Ernst make his residence in Saalfeld and Franz Josias moved into the Veste Coburg.

The double government make soon impossible and this force the settlement of the "Coburg Eisenberg Roemhilder of Hereditary Controversy", whereby Christian Ernst received Coburg, Rodach, Mönchröden and half Neuhaus. Christian Ernst died childless and all his inheritance has taken by his half-brother, Franz Josias.



Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Born: 18 August 1683 Died: 4 September 1745
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John Ernest IV
Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Succeeded by
Francis Josias
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