The House of Wettin


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coat of arms of The House of Wettin, 89 kB The House of Wettin took over the name of their castle on the bank of the Saale river. Their roots lie in the dark.
They prevailed over 800 years long in the Central German area and substantially affected the history of Saxony.


Name Title * - † Reign
Henry I. of Eilenburg MG 1070-1103 1089-1103
Henry II. of Eilenburg MG 1103-1123 (1103) 1117-1123
Konrad the Great MG 1098-1157 1123-1156
Otto the Rich MG 1125-1190 1156-1190
Albrecht the Proud MG 1158-1195 1190-1195
Dietrich the Hard-Pressed MG 1162-1221 1197-1221
Henry III. the Illustrious

MG, LG

1218?-1288 (1221) 1230-1288
Albrecht II. the Degenerate MG, LG 1240-1314 1288-1291
Frederick I. the Bitten MG, LG 1257-1323 1291-1323
Frederick II. the Serious MG, LG 1310-1349 (1323) 1329-1349
Frederick III. the Strict MG, LG 1332-1381 1349-1381
William I. MG, LG 1343-1407 1382-1407
Frederick IV. the Belligerent
(Frederick I.)
MG, LG, KF 1370-1428 1407/1423 -1428
Frederick II. the Gentle KF 1412-1464 1428-1464
Ernest KF, EL 1441-1486 1464-1485-1486
Albert III. the Resolute H, AL 1443-1500 1464-1485-1500
Frederick the Wise KF, EL 1463 - 1525 1486-1525
John the Steadfast KF, EL 1468-1532 1525-1532
George the Bearded H, AL 1471-1539 1500-1539
Henry the Pious H, AL 1473-1541 1539-1541
John Frederick the Magnanious KF, EL 1503-1554 1532-1547
Maurice H, AL,
since 1547 KF
1521-1553 1541-1547-1553
Augustus KF, AL 1526-1586 1553-1586
Christian I. KF, AL 1560-1591 1586-1591
Christian II. KF, AL 1583-1611 (1591) 1601-1611
John George I. KF, AL 1585-1656 1611-1656
John George II. KF, AL 1613-1680 1656-1680
John George III. KF, AL 1647-1691 1680-1691
John George IV. KF, AL 1668-1694 1691-1694
Frederick Augustus I. the Strong
(Augustus II.)
KF, AL,
since 1697 KP
1670-1733 1694-1733
Frederick Augustus II.
(Augustus III.)
KF, AL, KP 1696-1763 1733-1763
Frederick Christian KF, AL 1722-1763 1763-1763
Frederick Augustus III. the Just
(Frederick Augustus I.)
KF,
since 1806 KS
1750-1827 (1763) 1768-1827
Anthony the Kind KS 1755-1836 1827-1836
Frederick Augustus II. KS 1797-1854 (1830) 1836-1854
John KS 1801-1873 1854-1873
Albert KS 1828-1902 1873-1902
George KS 1832-1904 1902-1904
Frederick Augustus III. KS 1865-1932 1904-1918

MG = Margrave of Meissen
LG = Landgrave of Thuringia
KF = Elector of Saxony
H = Duke of Saxony
AL = Albertine branch
EL = Ernestine branch
KP = King of Poland
KS = King of Saxony


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