The House of Wettin ( German: Haus Wettin) is a dynasty of German kings, prince-electors, dukes, and counts that once ruled territories in the present-day German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The dynasty is one of the oldest in Europe, and its origins can be traced back to the town of Wettin, Saxony-Anhalt.
La Casa de Wettin fue una casa dinástica de condes, duques, príncipes electores y monarcas alemanes que gobernaron el territorio de lo que hoy es el estado federado de Sajonia durante más de 800 años. Algunos de sus representantes lograron también ser elegidos reyes de Polonia. Ramas patrilineales de la Casa de Wettin han ascendido en algún momento a los tronos de Reino Unido, Portugal, Bulgaria, Polonia, Sajonia y Bélgica; de ellas, solo la británica y la belga se mantienen reinando.
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- Earlier Descent
Ernest, Elector of Saxony, 1441–1486, had 5 sons; 1. 1. Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, 1463–1525, died without issue 2. 2. Ernst, Archbishop of Magdeburg, 1464–1513, died without issue 3. 3. Adalbert III of Saxony, 1467–1484, died without issue 4. 4. John, Elector of Saxony, 1468–1532, had 3 sons; 4.1. A. John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 150...
Albert III, Duke of Saxony, 1443–1500, had 4 sons; 1. 1. George, Duke of Saxony, 1471–1539, had 4 sons; 1.1. A. Christopher, 1497, died in infancy 1.2. B. John, Hereditary Duke of Saxony, 1498–1537, died without issue 1.3. C. Wolfgang, 1499–1500, died in infancy 1.4. D. Frederick, Hereditary Duke of Saxony, 1504–1539, died without issue 2. 2. Henry...
Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, 1257–1323, had 2 sons; 1. 1. Frederick the Lame, Margrave of Meissen, 1293–1315, died without issue 2. 2. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, 1310–1349, had 4 sons; 2.1. A. Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, 1332–1381, had 3 sons; 2.1.1. I. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1370–1428, had 4 sons; 126.96.36.199. a. Frede...
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The oldest known member of the House of Wettin was Thiedericus (died 982). Around 1000, as part of the German conquest of Slavic territory, the family got Wettin Castle and changed their name. It was usual for noblemen to change their name to the name of their territory. Wettin Castle is located in Wettin, Saxony-Anhalt in the Hosgau on the Saale R...
The House split into two main branches, the Ernestine and the Albertine. The descendants of Ernest often subdivided their land and ended up with a lot of small duchies, but one (Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) became very important. Ernest's younger brother was Albert. His descendants became Electors of Saxony, and in 1806, Kings of SaxonyThe House of Wettin Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback MachineGenealogical tables of the Saxony families Archived 2008-12-16 at the Wayback Machine from An Online Gotha Archived 2006-11-08 at the Wayback Machine
Wettin Castle is a former castle that stood near the town of Wettin on the Saale river in Germany, and which is the ancestral home of the House of Wettin, the dynasty that included several royal families, including that of the current ruling families of the United Kingdom and Belgium.  
List of members of the House of Wettin; Louis Frederick of Saxe-Hildburghausen; Louis of Meissen; Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg; Louise Christine of Stolberg-Stolberg-Ortenberg; Louise Elisabeth of Württemberg-Oels; Princess Louise of Saxe-Meiningen; Prince Ludwig of Wettin
The House of Wettin was a dynasty of German counts, dukes, prince-electors (Kurfürsten) and kings that ruled in what is known today as the German states of Saxony and Thuringia for more than 800 years.