On this day: Emilie of Saxony was born in 1516

Emilie of Saxony was born on the 27th of July, 1516. As a teenager she was married off to Margrave George the Pious of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Her husband – more than three decades her senior – had had two wives before her.

Emilie of Saxony was born on the 27th of July, 1516. As a teenager she was married off to Margrave George the Pious of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Her husband – more than three decades her senior – had had two wives before her.

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A strict Lutheran, she was known to be pious and wise. She died in 1591 and was survived by four children.

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