The Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen was one of the Ernestine duchies.
Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
|Anthem: Vaterlandsgesang der Sachsen-Meininger|
|Status||State 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
• 1675 – 1706
• 1914 – 18
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
• Merged into Thuringia
|1905||2,468 km2 (953 sq mi)|
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.
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 present head of Head of the Ducal House of Saxe-Meiningen is Prince Frederick Konrad (born 1952).
Dukes of Saxe-MeiningenEdit
- Bernhard I (1675 – 1706)
- Ernst Ludwig I (1706 – 24), son of Bernhard I
- Ernst Ludwig II (1724 – 29), son of Ernst Ludwig I
- Karl Frederick (1729 – 43), son of Ernst Ludwig I
- Frederick Wilhelm (1743 – 1746), son of Bernhard I
- Anton Ulrich (1746 – 63), Son of Bernhard I
- Karl Wilhelm (1763 – 82), son of Anton Ulrich
- Georg I (1782 – 1803), son of Anton Ulrich
- Bernhard II (1803 – 66), son of Georg I
- Georg II (1866 – 1914), son of Bernhard II
- Bernhard III (1914 – 18), son of Georg II
Dukedom abolished in 1918