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Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar

Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar German noble

German noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German noble
A.K.A. Frédéric-guillaume ier de saxe-altenburg, Frederic-Guillaume Ier de Saxe-Altenburg, Frédéric-Guillaume Ier de Saxe-Altenbourg
Was Regent
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 25 April 1562, Weimar, Germany
Death 7 July 1602, Weimar, Germany (aged 40 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Mother: Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
Father: Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
Siblings: Johann II, Duke of Saxe-WeimarMaria, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Spouse: Sophie of Württemberg, Duchess of Saxe-WeimarCountess Palatine Anna Maria of Neuburg
Children: Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of QuedlinburgJohann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-AltenburgFriedrich Wilhelm II, Duke of Saxe-AltenburgDuke Friedrich of Saxe-AltenburgDorothea of Saxe-AltenburgDuke Johann Wilhelm of Saxe-AltenburgAnne-Sophie de Saxe-Altenbourg Dorothea Marie von Sachsen-AltenburgJohann Wilhelm von Sachsen-AltenburgFriedrich von Sachsen-AltenburgAnne Marie von Sachsen-Altenburg
The details
Biography

Friedrich Wilhelm I (25 April 1562 in Weimar – 7 July 1602 in Weimar) was a duke of Saxe-Weimar. He was the eldest son of Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Dorothea Susanne of Simmern.

Life

At the time of the death of his father (1573) Friedrich Wilhelm was still under age; for this, a tutelary government for the duchy was appointed. This was stressed by the Dowager Duchess Dorothea Susanne, because she cannot not prevent, however, the Elector Augustus of Saxony -from the Albertine line- was designated as the regent in her place.

In 1586 Friedrich Wilhelm was declared an adult and began his independent government over in Saxe-Weimar. Five years later, in 1591, the Elector Christian I of Saxony died and was succeeded by his eldest son Christian II. Because the new Elector was still under age, the regency of the Electorate was assigned to Sophie of Brandenburg, widow of Christian I and mother of the heir. While she became regent, Friedrich Wilhelm was asked to assist and assigned the title of Administrator des Sächsischen Kurstaates (Administrator of the Saxon Electorate). He took residence in Torgau, and neglected the government of his duchy. These were led by his younger brother John, which had to be taken part -in accordance with the Ernestine House Law- anyway in the government.

In 1601 Sophie's regency in the Electorate of Saxony ended with the majority of Elector Christian II, and Friedrich Wilhelm returned to Weimar. Since he died one year later, he did not leave large traces in the history of the duchy.

Marriage and children

In Weimar on 5 May 1583 Friedrich Wilhelm married firstly with Sophie, daughter of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg. They had six children:

  1. Dorothea Marie (b. Weimar, 8 May 1584 – d. Weimar, 9 September 1586)
  2. Johann Wilhelm, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Weimar (b. Weimar, 30 June 1585 – d. Weimar, 23 January 1587)
  3. Friedrich (b. Weimar, 26 September 1586 – d. Weimar, 19 January 1587)
  4. Dorothea Sophia (b. Weimar, 19 December 1587 – d. Weimar, 10 February 1645), Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (1618)
  5. Anna Marie (b. Weimar, 31 March 1589 – d. Dresden, 15 December 1626)
  6. stillborn son (Vacha, 21 July 1590).

In Neuburg an der Donau on 9 September 1591 Friedrich Wilhelm married secondly with Anna Maria, daughter of Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg. They had six children:

  1. Johann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (b. Torgau, 25 January 1597 – d. Altenburg, 1 April 1639)
  2. Anna Sophie (b. Torgau, 3 February 1598 – d. Öls, 20 March 1641), married on 4 December 1618 to Duke Karl Friedrich of Münsterberg-Öls.
  3. Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (b. Torgau, 12 February 1599 – killed in battle, 24 October 1625)
  4. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1600–1632) (b. Torgau, 13 April 1600 – d. army camp outside Brieg, 2 December 1632)
  5. Dorothea (b. Torgau, 26 June 1601 – d. Altenburg, 10 April 1675), married on 24 June 1633 to Albrecht, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach.
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (b. posthumously, Weimar, 12 February 1603 – d. Altenburg, 22 April 1669)

Ancestry

16. Ernst, Elector of Saxony
16. Ernst, Elector of Saxony
8. Johann, Elector of Saxony
17. Elisabeth of Bavaria-Munich
4. Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony
18. Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
19. Sophie of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
20. John II, Duke of Cleves
10. John III, Duke of Cleves
21. Mathilde of Hesse
5. Sybille of Cleves
22. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg
11. Maria of Jülich-Berg
23. Sibylle of Brandenburg
1. Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
24. John I of Pfalz-Simmern
12. John II of Pfalz-Simmern
25. Joanna of Nassau-Saarbrücken
6. Frederick III, Elector Palatine
26. Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
13. Beatrice of Baden
27. Ottilie von Katzenelnbogen
3. Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
28. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
14. Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
29. Sophia of Poland
7. Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
30. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
15. Susanna of Bavaria
31. Kunigunde of Austria
16. Ernst, Elector of Saxony
8. Johann, Elector of Saxony
17. Elisabeth of Bavaria-Munich
4. Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony
18. Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
19. Sophie of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
20. John II, Duke of Cleves
10. John III, Duke of Cleves
21. Mathilde of Hesse
5. Sybille of Cleves
22. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg
11. Maria of Jülich-Berg
23. Sibylle of Brandenburg
1. Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
24. John I of Pfalz-Simmern
12. John II of Pfalz-Simmern
25. Joanna of Nassau-Saarbrücken
6. Frederick III, Elector Palatine
26. Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
13. Beatrice of Baden
27. Ottilie von Katzenelnbogen
3. Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
28. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
14. Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
29. Sophia of Poland
7. Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
30. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
15. Susanna of Bavaria
31. Kunigunde of Austria
8. Johann, Elector of Saxony
17. Elisabeth of Bavaria-Munich
4. Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony
18. Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
19. Sophie of Pomerania-Wolgast
2. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
20. John II, Duke of Cleves
10. John III, Duke of Cleves
21. Mathilde of Hesse
5. Sybille of Cleves
22. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg
11. Maria of Jülich-Berg
23. Sibylle of Brandenburg
1. Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
24. John I of Pfalz-Simmern
12. John II of Pfalz-Simmern
25. Joanna of Nassau-Saarbrücken
6. Frederick III, Elector Palatine
26. Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
13. Beatrice of Baden
27. Ottilie von Katzenelnbogen
3. Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
28. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
14. Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
29. Sophia of Poland
7. Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
30. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
15. Susanna of Bavaria
31. Kunigunde of Austria



Preceded by
Johann Wilhelm
Duke of Saxe-Weimar
1573–1602
Succeeded by
Johann II
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