The Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was one of the Ernestine duchies. It was located in the present-day of the state Bavaria and of the state Thuringia.

In the 15 century, Ernest divieded the territory between his sons, andover the years more and more small duchies existed.
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was reformed 1735, but since 1699, the state has the same ruler. In 1825, When the last male descendant of the dukes of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg died. The various dukes reorganised their territories. Saalfeld went the dukes of Saxe-Meiningen, Altenburg went to the Duke of Saxe-Hildburgausen, who gave Hildburghausen to the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Gotha and Coburg were combined into the new duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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