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The Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen was one of the Ernestine duchies.

Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen

Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen
1675–1918
Flag of Saxe-Meiningen
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Anthem: Vaterlandsgesang der Sachsen-Meininger
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire,
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
CapitalMeiningen
GovernmentPrincipality
Duke 
• 1675 – 1706
Bernhard I
• 1914 – 18
Bernhard III
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1675
1918
• Merged into Thuringia
1920
Area
19052,468 km2 (953 sq mi)
Population
• 1905
269000
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Image missing Saxe-Gotha
Thuringia

The dukes were never very important in forming the history of Europe, and unlike their relative in the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha never set out to form a long lasting dynasty.

Like all of the German monarchies the duchy became part of the Weimar Republic after World War I.

In the reshuffle of Ernestine territories after the death of the Saxe-Gothaducal line in 1825, Saxe-Meiningen got the territories of Hildburghausen and Saalfeld. The state of Saxe-Meiningen was merged into the new state of Thuringia in 1920.

The capital of Saxe-Meiningen was Meiningen; it had an area of 2,468 km² and a population of 269,000 (1905). The summer residence was Altenstein.

The present head of Head of the Ducal House of Saxe-Meiningen is Prince Frederick Konrad (born 1952).

Dukes of Saxe-MeiningenEdit

Dukedom abolished in 1918

Heads of the Ducal House of Saxe-Meiningen, post monarchyEdit

Related pagesEdit

Other websitesEdit

  • "Saxe-Meiningen Family Genealogy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30.