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  • Weissenfels is a place of considerable antiquity, and from 1656 till 1746 it was the capital of the small duchy of Saxe-Weissenfels, a branch of the electoral house of Saxony, founded by Augustus, second son of the elector John George I.
  • Of Sweden, and conquered the duchy of Bremen.
  • In 1619 he received by bequest, ratified in 1620 by royal grant, the duchy of Angouleme.
  • In 1394 the countship came to the house of Orleans, a member of which, Francis I., became king of France in 1515 and raised it to the rank of duchy in favour of his mother Louise of Savoy.
  • The duchy afterwards changed hands several times, one of its holders being Charles of Valois, natural son of Charles IX.