Duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld
Herzogtum Sachsen-Saalfeld
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms of Saxony

Saxe-Saafeld, shown within the other Ernestine duchies
Capital Saalfeld
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
   Partitioned from

1680 1680
  United with Coburg August 6, 1699
   Duchy renamed on
    Imperial decision of
    Ernestine succession

1735 1735
Preceded by
Succeeded by

The Duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld was one of the Saxon Duchies held by the Ernestine line of the Wettin Dynasty. Established in 1680 for Johann Ernst, seventh son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It remained under this name until 1699, when Albert, Duke of Saxe-Coburg died without sons. His brother Johann Ernst of Saxe-Saalfeld became the new Duke of Coburg and the duchy was renamed into Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1735.

Dukes of Saxe-Saalfeld

Renamed into Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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