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Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen 1826-1918 (Germany)

Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen-Hildburghausen

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[Saxe-Meiningen 1826-1918 (Germany)] 2:3 image by Santiago Dotor
Colours adopted ca. 1826, order fixed 1835, abolished 1920

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The Ernestine line of the Wettin dinasty divided itself further (...). The line of Saxe-Meiningen was founded in 1681 by Duke Bernard, sixth son of Ernest the Pious of Saxe-Gotha. In 1825 another branch of Saxe-Gotha extinguished and Saxe-Meiningen doubled its size.
Theo van der Zalm, 15 June 2001


Landesfarben: Horizontal bicolor green-white. In use until 1918.
Norman Martin, March 1998

Saxe-Meiningen placed the colours green over white officially from 1835.
Mario Fabretto, 24 August 1998

Variant, possibly mistaken or pre-1835

[Saxe-Meiningen variant, possibly mistaken or pre-1835 (Germany)] image by Santiago Dotor

Siebmacher 1878, table 8, gives a white and green flag for Saxe-Meiningen.
Theo van der Zalm, 15 June 2001