At the death of his father, Albert became Margrave of Meissen, while his nephew Frederick Tuta - son of Theodoric of Landsberg - inherited the Margraviate of Lusatia, which was sold off by Albert's son Diezmann in 1303. Shortly after, Frederick captured his father Albert in battle.
When Johann Sebastian Bach was sent to Berlin by Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen in 1719, the composer met with the music-loving margrave. Bach appreciated Christian Ludwig's interest in his compositions and two years later dedicated his Six Concerts Avec plusieurs Instruments (BWV 1046–1051) to him.
Frédéric I er de Hohenstaufen est un empereur du Saint-Empire romain germanique de 1155 à sa mort. Il est surnommé Frédéric Barberousse en raison de son éblouissante barbe rousse (en allemand : Friedrich Barbarossa, en latin : Fridericus Ænobarbus).