Person:Christine of Saxony (1)

Christine of Saxony
d.15 Apr 1549 Hesse-Kassel, Germany
Facts and Events
Name Christine of Saxony
Alt Name Christine van Saksen Meissen
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Dec 1505 Dresden, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Marriage 11 Dec 1523 Dresdento Philip I _____, Landgrave of Hesse
Death[1] 15 Apr 1549 Hesse-Kassel, Germany
Burial? Hesse-Kassel, Germany
Reference Number? Q271799?

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Christine of Saxony (25 December 1505 – 15 April 1549) was a German noble, landgravine consort of Hesse by marriage to Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. She was the regent of Hesse during the absence of her spouse in 1547–1549.

She was the daughter of George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony and Barbara Jagiellon. On 11 December 1523 in Kassel, she married Landgrave Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. The marriage was arranged to forge an alliance between Hesse and Saxony and was unhappy; Philip claimed to be disgusted by her and only shared her bed by duty. They had ten children.

Whilst married to Christine, Philip practised bigamy and had another nine children with his other (morganatic) wife, Margarethe von der Saale; in 1540, Christine gave her consent to her husband's bigamy with his lover because of her view upon him as her sovereign. Margarethe von der Saale, however, was never seen at court.

During Philip's absence and captivity during 1547–1549, Christine was regent jointly with her oldest son. She died before Philip's release in 1552.

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  2.   Christina von Sachsen, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.