Christiane of Saxe-Merseburg
|Born||1 June 1659|
|Died||13 March 1679 (aged 19)|
|Noble family||House of Wettin|
|Spouse(s)||Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg|
|Issue||Christiane, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg|
|Father||Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg|
|Mother||Christiana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg|
Born in Merseburg, she was a child of Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg and his wife Christiana of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
In Merseburg on 13 February 1677 Christiane married Duke Christian of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Both belonged to the House of Wettin: she was a member of the Albertine line while her husband belonged to the Ernestine branch. The couple settled in Eisenberg at the Christianburg Castle.
Two years later, on 4 March 1679, she gave birth to a daughter, named Christiane after her and later wife of Philip Ernst, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg;[better source needed] however, nine days later (13 March) she died of childbirth complications aged 19, probably from puerperal fever. She was buried in Merseburg Cathedral. In her honour, her husband build the Castle church of St. Trinity (German: Schlosskirche St. Trinitatis) in the Christianburg Castle.
- Technically, she never became Duchess of Saxe-Eisenberg, because her husband only officially received these land as a ruler in 1680, one year after her death.
- Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 27 September 2014.[self-published source]
- Saxe-Merseburg line in: Royaltyguide.nl Archived 2014-10-08 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 27 September 2014].