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Saxe-Hildburghausen

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Saxe-Hildburghausen (German: Sachsen-Hildburghausen) was an Ernestine duchy and Imperial Estate of the Holy Roman Empire in the southern side of the present State of Thuringia in Germany. It existed from 1680 to 1826 but its name and borders are currently used by the District of Hildburghausen.

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Hildburghausen Castle
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Duchy of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Herzogtum Sachsen-Hildburghausen
1680–1826
Location of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Status
CapitalHeldburg (to 1684)
Hildburghausen (from 1684)
GovernmentDuchy
Duke 
 1680–1715
Ernest (first)
 1780–1826
Frederick (last)
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Partitioned from Saxe-Gotha
1680
1702
 Passed to Saxe-Meiningen
1826
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Saxe-Gotha Saxe-Gotha
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Flagge_Herzogtum_Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha_%281911-1920%29.svg
Saxe-Meiningen Saxe-_Meiningen.png
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