John Frederick was a son of Duke John II of Saxe-Weimar and his wife Dorothea Maria of Anhalt. His brothers were the Dukes John Ernest I "the Younger" of Saxe-Weimar, Frederick of Saxe-Weimar , William IV of Saxe-Weimar , Albert IV of Saxe-Eisenach , Ernest I of Saxe-Gotha and Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar .
John Frederick, byname John Frederick the Magnanimous, German Johann Friedrich der Grossmütige, (born June 30, 1503, Torgau, Saxony—died March 3, 1554, Weimar, Saxe-Weimar), last elector of the Ernestine branch of the Saxon House of Wettin and leader of the Protestant Schmalkaldic League.
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John Frederick was the eldest son of Elector John by his first wife, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. His mother died fourteen days after his birth, on 12 July 1503. John Frederick received his education from George Spalatin, whom he highly esteemed during his whole life.
Duke Frederick of Saxe-Weimar (1 March 1596 in Altenburg – 29 August 1622 in Fleurus, Belgium) was a prince from the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin and a Colonel in the Thirty Years' War . Life [ edit] Duke Frederick was the son of John II of Saxe-Weimar and his wife Dorothea Maria of Anhalt, sister of Prince Louis I of Anhalt-Köthen.
In Weimar on 12 June 1558 John Frederick II married his second wife, Countess Palatine Elisabeth of Simmern-Sponheim, daughter of the later (1559) Frederick III, Elector Palatine. They had four sons: John Frederick (30 November 1559, Weimar – 8 August 1560, Weimar) Frederick Henry (3 February 1563, Heldburg – 4 August 1572, Eisenberg)
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