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Albrecht of Saxe-Weissenfels

Albrecht of Saxe-Weissenfels

German prince
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Intro German prince
Gender male
Birth April 14, 1659 (Halle (Saale))
Death May 9, 1692 (Leipzig)
Mother: Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Father: AugustusDuke of Saxe-Weissenfels
Siblings: Johann Adolf IDuke of Saxe-WeissenfelsAugust of Saxe-WeissenfelsHeinrich of Saxe-WeissenfelsCount of BarbyChristian von Sachsen-WeißenfelsFrederickDuchess Sophia of Saxe-WeissenfelsMagdalena Sibylle of Saxe-WeissenfelsChristine of Saxe-Weissenfels
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Albrecht of Saxe-Weissenfels (14 April 1659 in Halle – 9 May 1692 in Leipzig), was a German prince of the House of Wettin.
He was the fifth and youngest son of August, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and his first wife, Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.


By the will of his father (1680), Albrecht only received an income from his older brother's lands. Without lands of his own, he spend most of his time with his wife's relatives in Wertheim and converted to the Catholicism.

As a member of the Fruitbearing Society, he received the surname der Muntere.

In Wertheim on 22 June 1687, Albrecht married Christine Therese of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. They had two daughters:

  1. Anna Christine (b. Wertheim, 17 July 1690 - d. Vienna, 5 March 1763).
  2. Maria Auguste (b. Wertheim, 4 February 1692 - d. Wertheim, 15 February 1692).

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