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Electorate of Saxony until 1806 (Germany)

Kurfürstentum Sachsen

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[Civil and State Flag before 1815 (Saxony, Germany)] 2:3
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The later duchy of (Upper) Saxony was formed out of the Saxon palatinate after the duchy of Saxony proper —nowadays Lower Saxony / Niedersachsen— was liquidated in 1180. In 1423 margrave Frederick of Meissen, count of Wettin, received the duchy and the electoral dignity of Upper Saxony. The Electorate of Saxony was declared a kingdom on 20th December 1806.

Theo van der Zalm, 14 August 2000


On 16th June 1815 the then black over yellow colours of the flag were changed into white over green. Source: Ströhl 1897.

Theo van der Zalm, 14 August 2000

Ducal Banner c.14th Century-1815 / Stammwappen

[Royal Banner (Saxony, Germany)]
by Alvan Fisher and Mark Sensen

Green rue crown on 10 stripes black-yellow. Dates from at least the 14th century [as Ducal Banner, from 1815 as Royal Banner].

Norman Martin, March 1998