Saxe-Gotha

Saxe-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Gotha) was one of the Saxon duchies held by the Ernestine branch of the Wettin dynasty in the former Landgraviate of Thuringia. The ducal residence was erected at Gotha.

Duchy of Saxe-Gotha
Herzogtum Sachsen-Gotha
1640–1680
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Thuringia, showing the combined territory of Saxe-Gotha and Saxe-Altenburg from 1672, before it was again divided in 1680
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalGotha
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraEarly modern Europe
 Partitioned from
    Saxe-Weimar
1640
 Acquired half of
    Saxe-Eisenach
 
1644
 Acquired major part
    of Saxe-Altenburg
 
1672
 Partitioned in seven
1680
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Saxe-Weimar
Saxe-Coburg
Saxe-Eisenberg
Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Saxe-Hildburghausen
Saxe-Meiningen
Saxe-Römhild
Saxe-Saalfeld

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