Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
|Christian Ernest II|
|Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
17 February 1729 – |
4 September 1745
18 August 1683|
4 September 1745 62) (aged|
|Spouse||Christiane Fredericka of Koss|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
|Mother||Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg|
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.
- August Beck: Christian Ernst, Herzog zu Sachsen-Saalfeld. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 4, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1876, S. 180.
Christian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-SaalfeldBorn: 18 August 1683 Died: 4 September 1745
John Ernest IV
|Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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