Christian I, Elector of Saxony

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Christian I, Elector of Saxony Gender: M
born on 29 October 1560 Jul.Cal. (8 Nov 1560 greg.) at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°43' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°31'

Elector of Saxony Christian I (as a prince, medal, 1574)
photo: sailko, license gfdl


German royalty, the sixth but second surviving son of Elector Augustus of Saxony and Anna of Denmark. The death of his older brother, Alexander, on 11 February 1586 made him the new heir apparent to the Electorate of Saxony. In Dresden on 25 April 1582, Christian married Sophie, daughter of Johann Georg, Elector of Brandenburg. They had seven children. Christian I died on 25 September 1591, aged 30, in Dresden.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 September 1591 Jul.Cal. (5 Oct 1591 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Sächsische Merckwürdigkeiten Oder Vollständige Alte, Mittle und Neue Historie von Sachsen Und dem Durchlauchtigsten Chur und Fürstlichen Hause so dasselbe beherrschet" by Johann Christoph Rüdiger (Weidmann, 1724), p. 837: "Christianus der Erste ... kam an das Licht der Welt zu Dresden, am 29. Octobr. Dienstags nach Simonis Judae, vor 4. Uhr des Morgens, Anno 1560."

Translation: Christian the first ... came into light of the world at Dresden on 29 October 1560, the Tuesday after Simonis Judae, before 4 o'clock in the morning.

Note: 29/10/1560 Old Style was a Tuesday.


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