Christian II, Elector of Saxony
|Elector of Saxony|
|Reign||25 September 1591 – 23 June 1611|
|Successor||John George I|
|Regent||Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar|
23 September 1583|
23 June 1611 27) (aged|
|Spouse||Hedwig of Denmark|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||Christian I, Elector of Saxony|
|Mother||Sophie of Brandenburg|
Christian II of Saxony (23 September 1583 – 23 June 1611) was Elector of Saxony from 1591 to 1611.
Christian succeeded his father as Elector of Saxony in 1591 at the age of eight. Because of his youth, his kinsman, Duke Frederick William I of Saxe-Weimar, assumed the regency of the Electorate until 1601, when Christian was declared an adult and began to govern.
Having left no issue, on his death his brother John George succeeded him as Elector.
Christian II, Elector of SaxonyBorn: 23 September 1583 Died: 23 June 1611
|Elector of Saxony
| Succeeded by|
John George I
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