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Böttiger, K. W., and T. Flathe, Geschichte des Kurstaates und Königreiches Sachsen (3 vols., Gotha, 1867–73).Rogge, J., Die Wettiner: Aufstieg einer Dynastie im Mittelalter (Ostfildern, 2005).

1123–1156

Conrad the Great (son of Thimo, count of Wettin; margrave of Meissen 1123; abdicated, died 1157)

1156–1190

Otto the Rich (son)

1190–1195

Albert I, the Proud (son; imperial rule 1195–7)

1197–1221

Dietrich the Oppressed (brother)

1221–1288

Henry the Noble (son; landgrave of Thuringia 1249)

1288–1307

Albert II, the Bad (son of Henry; abdicated, died 1314)

1307–1323

Frederick I, the Brave (son)

1323–1349

Frederick II, the Earnest (son)

1349–1381

Frederick III, the Severe (son)

1349–1407

William I, the One-eyed (brother)

1381–1425

William II, the Rich (son of Frederick III)

1349–1406

Balthasar (son of Frederick II; received Thuringia at separation from Meissen 1382)

1406–1440

Frederick the Pacific (son; union with Saxony 1440)

1381–1428

Frederick IV(I), the Warlike (son of Frederick III; duke of Saxe-Wittenberg with electoral rights 1423)

1428–1464

Frederick II, the Gentle (son; Thuringia 1440)

1428–1482

William III, the Valiant (brother; received Thuringia at separation from Saxony 1445; union with Saxony 1482)

1428–1464

Frederick II, the Gentle (son; Thuringia 1440)

1464–1486

Ernest (son of Frederick II; Thuringia 1482; elector; received Saxe-Wittenberg and Thuringia by partition 1485)

1486–1525

Frederick III, the Wise (son)

1525–1532

John the Constant (brother)

1532–1547

John Frederick the Magnanimous (son; deprived of the electorate, died 1554)

1464–1500

Albert the Bold (son of Frederick II; Meissen and Osterland 1485)

1500–1539

George the Bearded (son)

1539–1541

Henry the Pious (brother)

1541–1553

Maurice (son; awarded the electorate by emperor Charles V1547)

1553–1586

Augustus (brother)

1586–1591

Christian I (son)

1591–1611

Christian II (son)

1611–1656

John George I (brother)

1656–1680

John George II (son)

1680–1691

John George III (son)

1691–1694

John George IV (son)

1694–1733

Frederick Augustus I, the Strong (brother; Zeitz 1718)

1733–1763

Frederick Augustus II (son; Merseburg 1738; Weissenfels 1746)

1763

Frederick Christian (son)

1656–1681

Maurice (son of elector John George I; received Zeitz by partition 1657)

1681–1718

Maurice William (son; union with electoral Saxony 1718)

1656–1691

Christian I (son of elector John George I; Merseburg 1657)

1691–1694

Christian II (son)

1694–1731

Maurice William (son)

1731–1738

Henry (son of Christian I; union with electoral Saxony 1738)

1656–1680

Augustus (son of elector John George I; Weissenfels 1657)

1680–1697

John Adolf I (son)

1697–1712

John George (son)

1712–1736

Christian (brother)

1736–1746

John Adolf II (brother; union with electoral Saxony 1746)

1763–1827

Frederick Augustus III(I), the Just (son; king of Saxony 1806; duke of Warsaw 1807–13)

1827–1836

Anthony (brother)

1836–1854

Frederick Augustus II (nephew; co-regent 1830)

1854–1873

John (brother)

1873–1902

Albert (son)

1902–1904

George (brother)

1904–1918

Frederick Augustus III (son; deposed, died 1932; proclamation of the republic)

1675–1715

Ernest (son of Ernest of Weimar; received Hildburghausen by partition 1680)

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